Andy Dodds will join Grand Central Publishing as associate director of publicity on September 2. Previously he was associate director of publicity at William Morrow.
Brette Dorris has joined Ingram Content Group as senior sales representative for public and school libraries in the Midwest. Previously he was a sales representative with Brodart and Book Wholesalers.
Former Amazon Publishing employee, now executive editor at Dey Street Books, Julia Cheiffetz tells her story of employment at the etailer — from a health insurance glitch while on maternity leave, to returning to find her staff was reporting to someone else: “Jeff: You asked for direct feedback. Women power your retail engine. They buy diapers. They buy books. They buy socks for their husbands on Prime. On behalf of all the people who want to speak up but can’t: Please, make Amazon a more hospitable place for women and parents. Reevaluate your parental leave policies. You can’t claim to be a data-driven company and not release more specific numbers on how many women and people of color apply, get hired and promoted, and stay on as employees. In the absence of meaningful public data — especially retention data — all we have are stories. This is mine.”
Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin‘s self-published children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep sold more than 29,000 copies sold in the US last week according to Nielsen Bookscan and another 18,500 copies in the UK (in the week ending August 22.)
Ingram Publisher Services has added Pajama Press, Rocky Nook and Dalkey Archive Press as distribution clients.
As the Beijing Book Fair opens, Trajectory will digitally distribute Pan Macmillan UK to China and other global markets, while announcing similar agreements with Capstone Publishing, Purdue University Press and Ohio University Press.