Ellen V. LiBretto, 66, passed away May 4, after a brief illness. She was a library marketing manager for Ballantine, where she worked with such authors as Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Berg, Anne Perry, and Colin Powell, and later consulted on library marketing for several independent publishers. Prior to joining Ballantine, LiBretto held managerial positions in New York City libraries. She was also the author of books including High/Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers.
Among those let go from the New York Daily News in the newspaper’s newest round of layoffs was editorial writer Alexander Nazaryan, also editor of the Page Views blog.