In Italy, general manager of Mondadori’s trade book division (as well as ceo of Einaudi, interim head of Mondadori publishing and chairman of Harlequin Mondadori) Riccardo Cavallero is leaving the company by the end of January. Last week, Mondadori Libri announced a number of new management appointments: CEO Ernesto Mauri is also chairman of the board; Enrico Selva Codde was promoted to managing director of Mondadori trade, working with vice chairman Gian Ferrari; and Antonio Porro was named managing director for education. Mauri says in the announcement: “The scenario of the publishing market is still declining and this means that we need to increasingly keep our focus on innovation and management efficiency, while streamlining processes with a view to increasing profitability in a strategically key sector for our company.”
At Putnam, marketing director Carrie Swetonic has taken on the added responsibility of director of marketing for the combined Putnam and Dutton division, reporting to Christine Ball. Ashley Pattison McClay moves up to director of marketing for Putnam, reporting to Swetonic, while Anna Romig will be marketing coordinator solely for Putnam, having previously worked on campaigns for Putnam and Riverhead.
UK scout Anne Louise Fisher will retire from Anne Louise Fisher Associates, the business she founded in 1983, in June. Her colleague Catherine Eccles, who has worked alongside Fisher for the past nine years, is taking over the company immediately, and in May the business will formally be renamed Eccles Fisher Associates.
Jeff Golick is no longer with Dreamscape Media. He can be reached at email@example.com.
IPG has announced nine new distribution clients: Beacon Audiobooks, Mystic Productions Press, and TERC under IPG distribution; Myriad Editions, Pikku Publishing, Orenda Books, and Finch Publishing under Trafalgar Square Publishing; By Architect Publications under Art Stock Books; and Editorial Kókinos under IPG Spanish Language.