Sue Ostfield will join Milkweed Editions as sales and marketing director on February 1. Most recently she has been director of national accounts at Publishers Group West.
People who want to volunteer to help give away books on World Book Night can apply at this link. Carl Lennertz says: “I most definitely want booksellers, librarians, authors, bloggers, agents, and publishing folks in the mix, partly because so many have said they want to, partly because all those parties have a stake in reading and books. We’re looking for people who want to share their excitement about books and how a love of reading expands and enriches our experience of life.”
Founder of the current version of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company George Whitman died at home above the store, at 98. He suffered a stroke two months ago.