At National Geographic Books, Hilary Black has been promoted to deputy editor, taking on a larger strategic and managerial role in acquisitions and positioning. In addition, Bridget English has been promoted to senior editor and Anne Smyth has been appointed as a full-time project manager.
Karen Fink has joined Putnam as associate director of publicity. Previously she was deputy director of publicity at Grand Central.
At Dutton, Liza Cassity has been promoted to publicity manager.
Terry Vaughn, who held editorial positions at MIT, Oxford, and Princeton University Presses, died August 6 at the University Medical Center of Princeton from complications of a stroke suffered earlier in the week. Over more than 40 years in scholarly publishing Vaughn was executive editor, economics, finance, and business at MIT (from 1985-2000); editor-in-chief at Princeton University Press (from 2000 to 2003); and economics editor at OUP (where he began his career in 1971), after which he retired in 2013.
Amazon will open a 500,000-square foot fulfillment center in Joliet, IL, the first such center in the state, which the company says will create “1000 full-time jobs.” The new center will focus on smaller goods like books and electronic items. Amazon will also open a sorting center in Wallinford, CT.