Robie Rogge, who has spent 42 years “generating income for The Metropolitan Museum of Art through innovative publishing and new lines of products, such as Color Magic and Flash from the Past Flashdrives,” is setting up her own company to help other clients in developing new products, reinventing existing ones, and extending successful lines.
At Little, Brown Children’s, Elizabeth Bewley has been promoted to senior editor. She joined their Poppy imprint in 2008.
In the UK, Dan Shepherd will Hachette Children’s Books on May 1 as deputy managing editor, a newly created position within the company. He has been group sales director for Penguin Children’s Books UK, working at Penguin for 11 years.
BEA has announced the first of many convention Breakfast authors still to come: Michael Chabon, author of the forthcoming novel TELEGRAPH AVENUE, will be speak during the Thursday morning author breakfast on June 7.
Columbia University Press has begun to distribute Hong Kong University Press in North America as of February 1, taking over from the University of Washington Press.
Polish poet and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Literature Wislawa Szymborska died Wednesday of lung cancer at the age of 88. Szymborska published 400 poems during her lifetime, which led to the Nobel committee’s citation of her as the “Mozart of poetry.”