After selling a reported 4.8 million copies of her ebooks worldwide, author Barbara Freethy will use Ingram Publisher Services to distribute her work in print worldwide, published through her company Hyde Street Press. The press launches in spring 2015 with four books, including titles from Freethy’s Callaway Series. She expects to issue 6 to 8 books a year in print (having authored 40 titles in all). Freethy will use Ingram’s publishing and inventory management services as well as their print-on-demand worldwide network.
At Harper Perennial, Maya Ziv has been promoted to senior editor.
At the Washington Post, Carlos Lozada will become the nonfiction book critic, after 5 years as editor of the Outlook section. Executive editor Martin Baron and managing editor Kevin Merida wrote to staff: “This summer, Carlos developed a detailed proposal on how to reimagine the role of the nonfiction book critic for a digital age – and proceeded to pitch himself for the role. He had a great idea, and we agreed that he’d be perfect for it. In addition to writing reviews each week, Carlos will be a constant presence on our various platforms and on a new blog devoted to nonfiction books and other long-form works.” Separately, it was reported on Twitter that the Post “gave a great sendoff” to critic Jonathan Yardley, who will retire soon after more than 30 years of reviewing books for the paper.
AAP vice president for communications Andi Sporkin is leaving the organization at the end of this week, and will work on several independent projects.
Publisher and majority shareholder in German publisher Bastei-Lübbe Stefan Lübbe, 57, died Monday while on a trip to France, the Bookseller reports. Founded by his father in 1949, Lübbe took over ownership of the company in 1995 and then took the publisher public in 2013. His widow, Birgit Lübbe will be the family representative going forward.
The LAT reports on Harlan Ellison‘s progress in recovering from a stroke. His speech is “unimpaired” and he has begun physical therapy to try to restore movement in his right arm.
Bookmasters will distribute three Christian publishing clients throughout the world — the Christian Board of Publication and its imprint Chalice Press; Somersault Group; and Generations with Vision — along with distributing UK children’s publisher Centum Books in North America, providing “selective distribution” of top titles for another UK publisher, Flame Tree Publishing. They will also distribute Bancroft Press worldwide.
Filling out a big 24 hours of awards news, Canada’s $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction went to Naomi Klein‘s This Changes Everything: Captalism vs. The Climate.