Publishers Weekly named American Booksellers Association ceo Oren Teicher and the ABA’s board of directors as their “person of the year” for 2013, “for their role in leading the resurgence of independent bookselling.”
Former DC entertainment vp of publicity (and before that publicist at Vintage and Anchor) David Hyde has launched Superfan Promotions in Los Angeles. The company will create publicity and marketing campaigns, events, and social media engagement for authors, artists, conventions, festivals, stores, entertainment companies and publishers.
Managing director of Penguin Digital in the UK Anna Rafferty will serve as chair of the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference next April.
Simon & Schuster will distribute Victory Belt Publishing as of February 8, 2014.
Finally, correcting a typo from yesterday, HarperCollins’ inflight promotion through American Airlines runs from December 1 through January 1.