Global digital director for Penguin Molly Barton will leave the company to accept a faculty position at Wesleyan University and to consult for NYC- and Silicon Valley-based publishing-related start-ups. Barton also founded and led Book Country at Penguin, and day-to-day operations and activities will continue to be managed by Brandi Larsen.
At St. Martin's Press, April Osborn and Elizabeth Poteet have been promoted to assistant editor, while Kelly Quinn moves up to assistant editor at Tor.
Koehler Books and Linden Publishing will be distributed by Ingram Publisher Services.
Poets & Writers' newest in-depth career interview with a trade publishing person of note is with agent David Gernert.
Editorial director of Simon & Schuster Canada Martha Sharpe was profiled by the National Post over the weekend, disclosing that she has yet to acquire a book since starting at the publisher's nascent domestic program on January 6. "Am I getting impatient? Yeah, a little bit. I feel like I have to start earning my keep....Thereâ€™s a part of me that's just like, 'Get on with it!' But my colleagues here are not panicking." Sharpe added her sole mandate (as well as that of Phyllis Bruce, who has her own imprint at S&S Canada) is to "build a really strong Canadian program," however large or small it's intended to be.
For all of the editorial promotions at Harlequin listed on Friday, the correct job title is "assistant editor/editorial assistant."