At Simon & Schuster’s adult trade imprint, Sammy Perlmutter has been promoted to assistant editor, and Rebecca Marsh and Andrea Rogoff move up to associate publicists.
Kathleen Calhoun Nettleton has been promoted to president and publisher of Pelican Publishing, effective immediately. First joining the company in 1983, Nettleton served as promotion director from 1985 until her promotion in 2008 to assistant to the publisher, her late father Milburn Calhoun.
As part of the ALA’s annual State of America’s Libraries Report, their Office for Intellectual Freedom has released their list of the ten most frequently challenged books and authors in 2011:
* ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
* The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa
* The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
* My Mom’s Having A Baby! A Kid’s Month-by-Month Guide to Pregnancy, by Dori Hillestad Butler
* The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
* Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
* Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
* What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
* Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar
* To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Also library-related, information hound and librarian Gary Price has relocated his useful and energetic news site InfoDocket, in a new partnership with Library Journal. Price writes: “As it has been in the past, INFOdocket will continue to be the place to find hand-picked news, reports, and links related to the hot library and publishing topics of the day. But now it will also serve as something of a first-pass site, providing context and coverage that will feed into the full reporting coming from the LJ News team.”