Crown’s community development team has hired Abbe Wright as editor of Read It Forward, their online literary community. (She recently completed a year-long editorial project at Glamour and before then, was assistant books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine.) Ariel Norwood has been named community and social media manager for the online food community Tastebook (she ran social media for the furniture distributor Viyet); and Ryan DeShon has joined as front end developer for all of Crown’s community websites (he worked at LitHub.com).
DongWon Song has joined Howard Morhaim Literary Agency as an agent. He was formerly an editor at Orbit and oversaw product at Zola Books.
Simon & Schuster will add 200,000 square feet to its existing Riverside distribution center in Delran, NJ, which serves as the company’s primary warehouse, distribution and customer service center. Construction will begin later this month (with a groundbreaking ceremony set for July 22) and is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year. “Distribution clients have always been a major component of our business strategy, and with this expansion of our Riverside facility we are committing significant resources to growing our family of clients, and to maintaining best-in-class service for our existing clients,” said president and ceo Carolyn Reidy in the announcement. “We have had a long and happy residency in Delran, and are pleased to have worked in conjunction with the Town of Delran and Burlington County to launch this exciting new phase in our relationship with the southern New Jersey community.”
Minneapolis mystery bookstore Once Upon A Crime is being put up for sale. Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp, who have owned the store since 2002, are ready to retire.