Publisher of adult trade and children’s at Amazon Publishing Daphne Durham will leave the company on January 16, PW reports, and will be replaced by head of global marketing for the publishing division Mikyla Bruder, who will serve as publisher for Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, Skyscape, Lake Union, 47North and Jet City Comics. (Durham had taken over Larry Kirshbaum’s responsibilities when he prepared to leave Amazon Publishing in October 2013.) Longtime Kindle singles editor David Blum will take on additional responsibilities as publisher and editor-in-chief of Little A — the literary imprint that was run by Ed Park — and Two Lions, a children’s book imprint.
In the UK, Century editorial director Jack Fogg will join Harper UK in March in the new role of publishing director for fiction and non-fiction, reporting to executive publisher Kate Elton.
At Clarkson Potter, Anna Mintz has been promoted to assistant director of publicity.
Kobo is taking their ebookstore platform and reading devices to 34 stores across the Middle East in a partnership with Lionfish General Trading. The relationship will put their 3 devices on sale in countries including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
The Supreme Court handed Amazon an overwhelming victory, ruling by a 9–0 vote that the company does not have to pay warehouse workers for the time required to go through security searches when their shifts are over. Workers had sought $100 million in back pay.