Barry Landis is joining Howard Books as vp, associate publisher next week. He has been running a Nashville-based consulting firm, Landis Entertainment & Media Partners, and spent 20 years working for multiple divisions of Warner Bros., including serving as president of Word Label Group.
Stephanie Beam has joined Sony’s Digital Reading Business Division as new merchandising manager, eBooks. Previously, she has worked as national account sales manager at Sterling Publishing and Random House. At Sony, she will manage the Reader Store site merchandising and act as relationship manager for publishing partners.
At Egmont USA, Greg Ferguson has been promoted to senior editor.
Arnold Rampersad is the recipient of the Biographers International Organization’s 2012 BIO Award.
For 2012, Nielsen BookScan has added book sales data for Sam’s Club’s 610 US locations to their reporting, along with data from Wegmans Food Markets (with 79 stores) and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.