Cambridge University Press has a long-term logistics management agreement with Ingram Publisher Services to manage all warehousing and physical fulfillment of their U.S. inventory, effective June 1. Cambridge will continue to handle order processing and customer service. They already use Lightning Source for POD manufacturing. Cambridge coo Peter Phillips calls it “a key step in our own evolution as more and more of the content we provide moves from a physical to a digital format.”
Pegasus Books will expand its publishing program to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand with the launch of their spring/summer 2012 list. Titles will be available in those countries through Norton, their distributor, and their international distribution affiliates.
Google will sell ebooks in France as part of its Google Play site in that country, L’Actualitte reports, with titles provided by publishers such as Hachette, L’Harmattan, Le Petit Futé and Michelin that are already working with Google Livres.
At HarperCollins, Matt Harper has been promoted to executive editor of the creative development team, reporting to Lisa Sharkey.
Madeleine Morel, founder of ghost writer literary agency 2M Communications, and Indie Reader founder Amy Edelman have joined to create Venture Press.
At Maverick Publishing Specialists, Aviva Weinstein has joined as senior business development associate (Europe) and Julie Gordon has been named sales associate. Weinstein worked previously as international sales manager for Oxford University Press while Gordon previously worked for Elsevier in the Netherlands and US. In addition, Maverick has expanded its relationship with NOW Publishers and will distribute the Australian-based publisher into the UK market.