Knopf evp, executive director of publicity, promotion and media relations Paul Bogaards penned the most talked about online item of the day, a Top 100 “Hierarchy of Book Publishing” with the same spirit as some of his inimitable Twitter posts. Bogaards told us by e-mail, “Consider the post a Valentine to our industry, which I love, and honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
Random House, S&S, Nosy Crow, and Robot Media were among the winners of the 2nd annual Publishing Innovation Awards, announced Monday night as part of the opening of Digital Book World.
At Harper UK, group digital director David Roth-Ey will move over to executive publisher of 4th Estate and Harper Press as of February 6. (The imprint The Friday Project will continue to report to him as well.) The Bookseller says “a new digital structure at the publisher is to be announced ‘shortly.'”
At Random House Children’s, Kristen Depken has been promoted to associate editor (she has been working on their Golden Books line) and Caitlin Flynn has joined the sales department. Flynn was a marketing assistant at Palgrave Macmillan.
Style expert and author of books including How Not to Look Old and How to Never Look Fat Again Charla Krupp, 58, died of breast cancer Monday.
The Chicago Tribune’s revamped Printers Row books pages will be introduced “sometime next month” as a standalone section that will charge readers $99 a year, or $2.99 per single edition (available only through Amazon.) The new Printers Row “will feature 24 pages of book reviews, author interviews and Chicago-focused literary news, along with a weekly bonus book of short fiction.”
Penguin issued a statement with respect to the agreement reached between them and mystery writer Martha Grimes, as first reported in Monday’s Lunch. “In a mediation before a federal Magistrate, Penguin and Martha Grimes reached a tentative agreement on sharing the legal expenses incurred by Penguin in a separate lawsuit brought by Grimes’ former agent, Peter Lampack. Our attorneys are working on a formal agreement memorializing the settlement,” the publisher said.