People, Awards, Etc.

At Crown, Julian Pavia has been promoted to senior editor, while Christine Kopprasch moves up to editor.

At Penguin, Kristin Spang has been promoted to publishing manager and manager of special initiatives at Penguin, and Lily Rudd has been promoted to publishing coordinator. Both continue to report to Susan Petersen Kennedy.

At Seven Stories Press, Amy L. Hayden has been promoted to publicity manager. In addition, Ian Dreiblatt has joined as publicist. Previously he was New York manager for Dalkey Archive Press.

Christina Faubert has joined Scribd as content acquisition manager, based in New York, working on "finding new publisher partnerships as well as expanding our existing relationships."

Benjamin Samuel has joined the National Book Foundation as program manager. Previously he was with Broadcastr and Builders Beyond Borders, and has been an editor of Electric Literature since 2009, co-founding its digital magazine Recommended Reading.

Among the Edgar Award winners named Thursday night:

Best Novel: William Kent Krueger, ORDINARY GRACE
Best First Novel: Jason Matthews, RED SPARROW
Best Paperback Original: Alex Marwood, THE WICKED GIRLS
Best Young Adult: Annabelle Pitcher, KETCHUP CLOUDS

The Arthur C. Clarke Award was given to Ann Leckie for her novel ANCILLARY JUSTICE.

Among the National Magazine Awards presented Thursday, Zadie Smith's "The Embassy of Cambodia" won the award for fictional originally published in a magazine.

Moving further afield, Hagens Berman, the Seattle-based class-action law firm that initiated the proceedings on behalf of consumers against book publishers and Apple over ebook pricing, has a new target: Google.

They claim the company monopolized the search engine market by purchasing the Android operating system and pre-loading Google's own apps onto Android devices "by way of secret Mobile Application Distribution Agreements."

Apple, now Google. Would the firm ever target another market-dominating tech company closer to home....?