Rachel Lodi joins Penguin Children’s as associate digital publicist. She was at Palgrave Macmillan.
Ronald J. Domanico has joined the board of Books A Million. He recently retired from HD Supply, where he was svp and chief financial officer.
Former Bertelsmann ceo Thomas Middelhoff, 61, was found guilty of 27 counts of embezzlement and three counts of tax evasion by a German court. (He was also a director of the NYT Company until earlier this year.) “If his appeal fails, Mr. Middelhoff will be expected to serve two years of the three-year sentence before being released on parole. He might also be eligible for programs that allow inmates to hold jobs during the day and return to incarceration at night.”
Toronto-based agency The Rights Factory has developed a roster of freelance editors “to work with its agents on client projects,” and “is choosing to pair agents and their clients with an editor under the auspices of the agency – with the agency covering editorial fees.”
The editors choose the projects they want to work on. The group comprises: editors-at-large Diane Terrana, Leah Fairbank, and Trisha Telep; editor Joanna Childers; and associate editor Haley Nixt.
President and co-founder Sam Hiyate says in the announcement, “The literary marketplace has become so challenging that I wanted to give our clients – and our agents – a better shot at getting their work placed with the right houses. This is even more essential for debut novelists and memoirists.”
In other news briefs:
– Tomorrow is Florida Bookstore Day.
– Vook has purchased Coliloquoy‘s digital publishing business, comprising 30+ titles of interactive, reader-driven narratives.