At HarperCollins, Joe Macavage has been promoted to the newly created position of director of fulfillment operations, including HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Macavage will be based in the RR Donnelley facility in Plainfield, IN and will be responsible for oversight of the company’s distribution, including closely monitoring the RRD New Release Distribution Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
At Ten Speed Press, Michele Crim has been promoted to senior director of marketing, while Toni Tajima has been promoted to senior art director and Katy Brown moves up to associate art director.
Ray Wolf starts today as director, sales and business development at Fox Chapel Publishing. He was previously publisher of Cool Spring Press.
Ria Julien has joined the Frances Goldin Literary Agency as in-house counsel and will also acquire selected projects for representation. Before joining the agency and being admitted to the New York Bar, she was a nonfiction editor and foreign rights agent at Seven Stories Press.
The Frommer’s brand, sold back to original owner Arthur Frommer in April by Google, will relaunch printed travel guide books from the new company Frommer Media starting in October and will be distributed by PGW. Run by Arthur Frommer and his daughter Pauline as co-presidents, they will start with 10 revised and updated editions of their Day-by-Day series and 20 titles in a new EasyGuides lines, shipping in the fourth quarter. The company plans to have 80 titles available by the end of 2014. PGW says they will be distributing ebooks for Frommer Media as well.
Indonesia will be featured as the Frankfurt Book Fair guest of honor in 2015.
RR Donnelley will serve as Workman‘s lead domestic and international printer as well as its exclusive provider of fulfillment and distribution services.
IPG will distribute picture book publisher Minedition as of September 1. Their Trafalgar Square division is adding UK publishers Caffeine Nights Publishing, Double-Barrelled Books, Freight Books, Korero Press, Methuen & Co, and the publishers represented by Macmillan Marketing Services (which represents a number of children’s publishers), all as of January 1, 2014. And their Small Press United subsidiary will handle media personality Liz Edmunds‘ follow-up to the The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner.