At Ingram’s library services business, Dan Sheehan was promoted to vp and general manager in September. Pamela Smith will join the unit on December 3 as vp of global sales for the library business. She was most recently an svp at Follett.
Powell’s Books has created an ale of their own in collaboration with Rogue Ales and Spirits. Their White Whale Ale is “infused with the seafaring spirit of Moby-Dick“–literally. They say that “Michael and Emily Powell took sheets from the book and, along with Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, placed them into the brew kettle.”
Judy Morse, who retired as director of contracts, copyrights and permissions from Penguin Group in March after nearly 40 years in the business, died Wednesday after a short illness. Penguin writes, “Judy was a beloved colleague and a mentor to more than a generation of publishing professionals. Her co-workers and the agent community will miss the genuine warmth and calm demeanor she brought to her work and the daily lives of those around her.”
Former editorial director of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Brian Kenney has joined Publishers Weekly as contributing editor, where he will write a monthly column dedicated to exploring the dynamic relationship between publishers and libraries, while also contributing blog posts, conference reports, and commentary. Kenney also remains director of the White Plains Public Library.
In the UK, Aslan Byrne has been named sales director for Cornerstone, effective in March. Previously he was UK and international sales director for Headline. In addition, Cornerstone has promoted Rob Waddington to the newly created role of deputy group sales director, international. Replacing Byrne at Headline is Barbara Ronan, who moves up to sales director, while Frances Doyle is promoted to deputy sales director.