At OverDrive, Don Fabricant has been named general manager, education and chief sales. He previously held executive posts at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Eduventures and Thomson Learning.
Suzanna Bainbridge has joined Sourcebooks as editorial manager for Sourcebooks EDU. Previously she was a development editor at Cengage Learning. In addition, Sarah Henry has been hired as a marketing associate, working on Sourcebooks new digital initiatives. She was most recently an editorial assistant at McGraw-Hill.
Former Books-a-Million executive Douglas Markham followed his allegations against his former employer with a lawsuit, alleging wrongful termination due to his military service. The suit, filed October 5, names chairman Clyde Anderson and CEO Terrance Finley as defendants. He claims Anderson “expressed hostility and anger” whenever Markham was at his required military training, “making clear his hostility towards Markham and his resentment that Markham rendered services to our country….” The file suit is linked from this Birmingham Business Journal article.
Executive editor at Prometheus Books Linda Greenspan Regan died October 4 from pancreatic cancer. In a thirty-year publishing career she worked as executive editor at Carol Books and before then, headed Plenum Trade, where throughout she worked with authors including Edward Teller, Leon Lederman, Eugene Wigner, Henry Lee, and Cyril Wecht. Prometheus president Jonathan Kurtz said in a statement: “Linda was the ultimate professional — a colleague, a mentor, and most importantly, a friend. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Publishing in general and Prometheus Books in particular have lost a tremendously successful and dedicated editor who cared deeply about the book business. I am a better person for having the honor of knowing and working with her.”
A tribute for Tony Schulte will be held on Tuesday, October 30, at 5:30 at the Quaker Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place (near E. 15 Street) in New York city.