R. Todd Noden has joined Books-A-Million as cfo, replacing Brian White, who resigned from the company “to pursue other endeavors.” Noden was most recently cfo of Dobbs Mills and vp, accounting and financial analysis of Racetrac Petroleum.
Scholastic svp, chief accounting officer Dennis Campagna will resign from the company on April 30 to pursue other opportunities, according to an SEC filing. He joined Scholastic only last December. Current evp, chief administrative officer and cfo Maureen O’Connell will once again act as chief accounting officer on an interim basis, as she did before Campagna was hired, until a permanent replacement is found.
Tim Wilkins has been promoted to sales director at Princeton University Press, effective April 30. He replaces Eric Rohmann, who will retire in July.
Dennis Disney joins Worthy Publishing on April 30 as vice president of marketing. For the past 12 years he has been president of strategic marketing company D-Squared Entertainment, working with music, film, and live event companies, along with such publishers as including Zondervan and Thomas Nelson.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce the inaugural roster of NYC Literary Honors today, “given to living writers whose work and lives have been informed by New York City, as a way of highlighting its place as home to the publishing industry and an inspiration to authors.” The NYT says the awards will go to:
Paul Auster (fiction)
Robert Caro (nonfiction)
Walter Dean Myers (children’s literature)
Roz Chast (humor)
Marie Ponsot (poetry)
Robert Silvers (contributions to literary life)
If you didn’t catch it from Tuesday, Penguin’s Amy Einhorn of Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam and Razorbill head Ben Schrank appeared together on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show discussing “the changing world of book publishing.
Edmison/Harper Literary Scouting has been named the North American scout for Maven Publishing in Holland, and will scout fiction for Editions Stock/ Cosmopolite Noir in France. They will continue to scout nonfiction for Denoel in France as well.
Harper Audio will publish fifteen titles by Milan Kundera never released before in audio editions, including both The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Those two titles will be released May 15, and the rest will be issued throughout 2012. Harper Perennial recently reissued Kundera’s backlist with new covers featuring original artwork from the author.
Barcelona eBooks–an English-language digital publishing spinoff of Roca Editorial–has “formed an international digital publishing partnership” with Open Road, which will co-distribute and co-market the list in English-language territories. Barcelona eBooks will publish new works translated in English, such as Noah Gordon’s historical novel THE WINEMAKER, as well as digital versions of backlist works.
Perseus will handle print and digital sales and distribution for Spry Publishing, devoted to patient education and health care, as of June 1.