People, Etc.

Sandy McCormick Hill has left her position as ebook rights, contract manager, at Harper Collins. She can be reached at

Simone Garzella Literary Scouting has been appointed US literary scout for the Lira Publishing Group in Hungary.

Correcting from Friday, Liesa Abrams' new title is associate editorial director of Aladdin and Pulse.

Linda Leavell's HOLDING UP UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore won the Biographers International Organization's Plutarch Award for the best biography.

The closing in April 2015 of the California Princeton Fulfillment Services in Ewing, NJ that we reported on Friday -- part of the move by the presses at the University of California and Princeton to the Perseus Academic distribution service -- will eventually result in the loss of 34 jobs at that facility, reports. Princeton University Press director Peter Dougherty comments: "These people have worked for us for a long time. They're good folks, and we're very sorry they're losing their jobs. We've tried to be fair and humane about it."

Someone is actually praising big publishers. Yes, the Rain Forest Action Network issued a report --  A New Chapter for the Publishing Industry: Putting Promises into Practice -- that "documents an industry-wide transition away from the use of paper sourced from controversial fiber connected with rainforest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution." The organization called on publishers in 2010 to "help prevent the loss of Indonesian and other endangered forests by eliminating controversial fiber and maximizing responsible fiber in the paper they use," and they say in the new report that "many publishers have taken this to heart, not just making strong commitments to protect Indonesian rainforests but also adopting tools, creating systems and taking actions that ensure their policies are fully implemented. Many publishers have gone beyond their initial commitments, innovating a set of best practices in the process."