Stephanie Davis joins the Crown Publishing Group as marketing manager, Clarkson Potter and Harmony. Previously she was assistant marketing manager at St. Martin’s.
Jandra Sutton has joined PR by the Book as digital media coordinator. Previously, she was marketing director with Turner Publishing Company.
Rachael Small has joined Europa Editions as publicist. Previously she was a translation quality manager and before then, publicity assistant at the Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Erin Young has joined Dystel & Goderich Literary Management’s West Coast office as assistant to Michael Bourret after working as an editor at two literary magazines. She will eventually build her own list.
Tim MacDonald took the new position of chief advancement officer at David C Cook earlier this month.
In advance of the Paris Book Fair, Actualitte reports that an announcement is coming confirming the launch of Amazon Publishing France. Clement Monjou has been hired as senior editor, reporting to head of Amazon Publishing Europe Dominic Meyers. The first two titles are translations of both from Amazon Publishing in the US, including a book by Stephanie Bond, publishing last week as Amazon Crossing titles.
800-CEO-READ has partnered with Page Foundry to sell and distribute eBooks in bulk. (Orders are fulfilled by providing customers a series of individual PIN codes for redemption through their reading app.)
Louise Erdrich will be presented with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at the National Book Festival later this year, honoring a”body of work distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination.” Librarian of Congress James Billington said in the announcement, “Throughout a remarkable string of virtuosic novels, Louise Erdrich has portrayed her fellow Native Americans as no contemporary American novelist ever has, exploring—in intimate and fearless ways—the myriad cultural challenges that indigenous and mixed-race Americans face.”
Shortlists were announced for the UK’s big Greenaway and Carnegie Children’s Book Awards. Notably, Sally Gardner‘s TINDER was nominated for both awards. Gardner won the Carnegie two years ago for MAGGOT MOON.