Karin Schulze has joined Abrams as senior subsidiary rights manager. Previously she was associate foreign rights director at Crown.
Calvin Crosby has been named executive director of NCIBA, effective in October, after training with outgoing executive director Hut Landon starting next month. Crosby was most recently sales and marketing director of McSweeney’s, and previously served as board president of the booksellers’ group. In addition, Ann Seaton has been hired as administrator. Previously she was manager of Hicklebee’s children’s bookstore in San Jose and will also leave her position on the NCIBA board, to work four days a week for the association.
Digital music veteran Bob Roback has been named ceo of Isolation Network, parent company of INScribe Digital and INGrooves, said to have sales of more than $150 million a year. Most recently, he was president of Fender Musical Instruments.
A protest over the closing of the University of Akron Press is planned for August 12, taking place while the university’s board meets. Earlier this week an online petition with over 1,500 signatures in support of the press was submitted to the university’s president and board.
The NEA has awarded $275,000 in literary translation grants to 20 translators from 11 different languages.
Norton has announced tour dates for former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke in support of his forthcoming memoir, THE COURAGE TO ACT. It begins with a conversation with former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at the Union Square Barnes & Noble on October 6.