Cambridge University Press chief executive since 2002 Stephen Bourne will relinquish his position in April–but will stay with the organization thereafter as president, “focusing on international relations and helping the new management team with a range of transitional matters.” He says, “Those who know me well will recognise that this is a momentous step for me…. I look forward to continuing to work with them in achieving a smooth transition to a new model by which the Press will continue its remarkable balancing act between prosperity and outstanding service to a global public.”
At Penguin Press, Virginia Smith Younce has been promoted to senior editor.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Lucy Cummins has been promoted to art director; Chloe Foglia has been promoted to senior designer; Ana Benaroya has joined the Simon Spotlight/Little Simon team as junior designer; Venessa Williams is being promoted to assistant marketing manager, education and library; and Dawn Ryan moves over to marketing coordinator in the education and library marketing group.
In the UK, Jon Appleton will join Hodder Children’s Books as editorial director, fiction on February 1. Previously he was publisher, children’s books of Hachette Australia.
The Mystery Writers of America announced their 2012 Edgar Awards nominees.
Simon & Schuster announced that both Stephen King and Vince Flynn have each sold more than 1 million ebooks, the first authors for S&S to reach that milestone.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the editors for the 2012 Best American writing books. It includes Tom Perrotta (short stories); Robert Crais (mysteries); David Brooks (essays); William Vollmann (travel); and Dan Ariely (science and nature).