Philip Rappaport has joined Open Road as senior editor, focusing on nonfiction and serving as editorial liaison for Open Road’s publishing partners. Most recently he was executive editor at McClelland & Stewart, and worked at Bantam Dell and the Free Press.
Michael Szczerban has been promoted to editor at the Simon & Schuster adult trade imprint.
As you may have noticed, Leslie Kaufman is covering books and publishing for the New York Times while Julie Bosman is on maternity leave. Recently she has been writing obituaries and prior to that Kaufman covered environmental issues for the paper.
The AAP has extended the deadline for entries for their PROSE awards honoring works in professional and scholarly publishing to Friday, November 9 due to the storm.
Liz Gately is now scouting for Suhrkamp and mareverlag in Germany, now DW Gibson has stopped scouting.
Subsequent to yesterday’s mailing, Reuters indicated that Random House is paying 54.5 million euros ($70 million) to buy out Mondadori’s 50-percent stake in their Spanish language book publishing joint venture. Mondadori said they will book a capital gain of just 2.8 million euros on the transaction.
Also from Europe, two anonymous sources hand Reuters an astonishing “exclusive“: the proposed ebook pricing settlement with four publishers and Apple that more or less mimics the DOJ settlement in the US is “likely” to be accepted by the European Commission, with an announcement expected next month.