After four years of covering publishing at the New York Times, Julie Bosman is rotating to her “dream job” of working as a Midwest correspondent for the paper in April, based in their Chicago office. (Bosman grew up in Wisconsin.) The memo from national editor Alison Mitchell and deputy national editor Ethan Bronner, reproduced by Capital New York, does not indicate who will take over the publishing beat.
In other personnel news, Readerlink svp, marketing and inventory Tara Catogge is moving to Quarto Publishing Group USA as vp, sales director, Publishing Trends reports.
Shimul Tolia has been named president of Bonnier Publishing’s new New York office. She was at Sterling.
Joining Ron Hogan at Judith Regan’s newly-launched Regan Arts this week are senior editor Michael Szczerban (who has been at Simon & Schuster), focusing on acquiring books “on transformative ideas, technology and culture, and writers who explore why we are the way we are,” and associate editor Fritz Brantley, who was previously an editor and marketer at Routledge.
Andrew Tsui has joined Open Road Media in the new role of senior product manager. He will oversee integration of analytics and sales within Open Road’s marketing platform, reporting to CMO Rachel Chou. Tsui has years of experience in product, data and analytics, having worked at McKinsey & Company, Accenture, Barnes & Noble and Bookish.
At Random House, Priyanka Krishnan has been promoted to associate editor, and Sarah Murphy has been promoted to assistant editor.
At Hilsinger-Mendelson East, David Kass has been promote to director of publicity, and Anwesha Basu has been hired as assistant publicity director. She was publicity manager at Workman Publishing.
Chronicle Books announced a number of promotions. Erin Thacker has been promoted to senior production manager, format development, while Graham Barry moves up to senior distribution client coordinator. Mary O’Hara has been promoted to inventory planning manager, while Yolanda Cazares has been promoted to senior production developer. In addition, Courtney Drew has been promoted to assistant editor, and Jaime Wong has been named children’s marketing coordinator.
Cervantes authority and Don Quixote translator Thomas Albert Lathrop, 72, died February 17, 2014 while on vacation.
Literary agent, book packager, celebrity novel pioneer, and author Bill Adler, 84, died on February in New York.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan, 88, died March 2 in Cambridge, MA, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Kaplan won the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer for his first book MR. CLEMENS AND MARK TWAIN (1967) and also wrote biographies of Walt Whitman and Lincoln Steffens, as well as two books with his wife, the novelist Anne Bernays.