Sourcebooks has promoted Barbara Briel to svp, chief operating officer, “responsible for oversight of Sourcebooks’ daily operations, including driving performance measures and strategic planning activities throughout the company.” She joined the company in 2004 as accounting manager, and in 2007 was named vp, director of administration and finance.
Additionally, Nick Martinelli has been promoted to web development manager; Danielle Jackson moves up to senior publicist; Jessica Zulli is now ebook production coordinator; Kristin Zelazko has been promoted to senior production editor for the Fire and Jabberwocky imrints; William Riley moves up to senior graphic designer; and Jodi Welter is now graphic designer.
Claire Taylor is joining Macmillan’s sales department on May 7 as a national account manager for Walmart, Walmart Canada, Sam’s, Costco, and their distribution partners, selling the children’s group and distributed children’s titles. She was a national account rep at Candlewick.
COO of publishing applications at Publishing Technology Brian Gibson passed away recently after a long battle with cancer. He worked at Vista (where he was CEO until 2006, when George Lossius took over) and then Publishing Technology for 30 years.
Among the Edgar Award winners named last night:
Best Novel: Gone, by Mo Hayder (Grove/Atlantic)
Best First Novel: Bent Road, by Lori Roy (Dutton)
Best Paperback Original: The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Orbit)
Young Adult: The Silence of Murder, by Dandi Daley Mackall (Knopf Children’s)
Canada’s 2011 Amazon.ca First Novel Award went to David Bezmozgis for THE FREE WORLD (Harper Canada; FSG/Picador in the US).