Chairman of Penguin Random House UK’s distribution services Brian Davies will leave the company at the end of September after more than 22 years with the company. He will also step down from the PRH executive board. In a statement PRH International ceo Ian Hudson said: “Brian has been a valued colleague and so many of us across the globe have benefited from his insight and experience. He is an absolute true publishing all-rounder and has been a significant contributor to both our past and current achievements.”
Hachette Book Group announced a number of promotions in its sales department. Rich Tullis has been promoted to vp, digital and online sales, strategy and business development, while Barbara Slavin moves up to director of digital sales and business development. Mary Urban has promoted to digital account manager, and Manuela Jessel moves up to associate digital account manager.
At Simon & Schuster’s namesake imprint, Jonathan Cox has been promoted to editor.
Jenny Erpenbeck has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for her novel End of Days. She will share the £10,000 prize with her translator Susan Bernofsky.
The Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP) announced the winners of its inaugural Firecracker Awards in six categories.
McGill-Queen’s University Press will move its US distribution to Chicago Distribution Center as of September 1, 2015.