At today’s annual meeting of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy formally took over from Cengage executive chairman Ron Dunn as chair of the organization’s board of directors.
In the UK, Jo Unwin will join Doubleday UK as deputy publisher on April 8, reporting to Marianne Velmans. Unwin was previously an agent at Conville & Walsh, which announced it sold a 50 percent stake in its business to Curtis Brown (see separate story).
Catherine Burke has been promoted to publisher, Sphere fiction at Little, Brown UK.
At Penguin, Suzie Sisoler has been promoted to senior director of consumer engagement, overseeing the company’s newly-named consumer engagement group. The change in name from the online consumer sales & marketing group reflects Penguin’s new focus on direct to consumer outreach across all channels including web, email and social.
At February Partners, Abby Rogers has been named online marketing manager. Previously she was a reporter at Business Insider. In addition, Hillary Pearson joins as publicist, having previously worked in the department of vascular surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
The 2013 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature announced this year’s finalists in fiction. The winner will be announced in April and will receive $100,000 at a gala ceremony on May 29:
Shani Boianjiu, THE PEOPLE OF FOREVER ARE NOT AFRAID
Ben Lerner, LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION
Stuart Nadler, THE BOOK OF LIFE
Asaf Schurr, MOTI
Francesca Segal, THE INNOCENTS