Julia Pastore will join Harper One as executive editor on March 2. She has been executive editor at Demos Health, prior to which she was senior editor at Crown Archetype.
Michele Cobb has joined the Audio Publishers Association as executive director. She currently owns MLC Consulting, which provides PR, sales, marketing and business development services for the publishing industry, and was previously vp, sales & marketing for AudioGo.
At Random House Children’s Books, Maggie Gibson has been promoted to production associate.
Deputy editor of the Boston Globe’s Idea section Amanda Katz announced on Twitter earlier this week she is “moving to a new job reporting on publishing, media, & ideas” for the paper.
InkShares will partner with Seattle-based editorial & production company Girl Friday Productions to provide editorial services for its authors.
The Bookseller announced the shortlist for their Diagram “prize” for the year’s oddest book titles. The candidates are:
Nature’s Nether Regions, by Menno Schilthuizen
Advanced Pavement Research: Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 3rd International Conference on Concrete Pavements Design, Construction, and Rehabilitation, edited by Bo Tian
The Madwoman in the the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, by Sandra Tsing-Loh
Where do Camels Belong?, by Ken Thompson
Divorcing a Real Witch: For Pagans and the People That Used to Love Them, by Diana Rajchel
The Ugly Wife is Treasured at Home, by Melissa Margaret Schneider
Self-published authors were included for the first time this year, represented by: Strangers Have the Best Candy, by Margaret Meps Schulte.