Binnacle Books opened in Beacon, NY earlier this month. The new-and-used bookstore is co-owned by Katie Ryan, Annmarie Nye and Corey Eastwood, the latter also owning part of Book Thug Nation in Williamsburg. “People are so excited and supportive,” Ryan told Philipstown.info. “The community is already giving us a lot of love. A lot of people have been coming in and telling us that this town needed a bookstore. It feels really good to have that kind of symbiosis.” Village Books & Paper Dreams has opened a second location in Lynden, WA, about 20 miles away from its flagship store […]
Archives for November 2015
Doug Foot is retiring from Penguin Random House Canada, where he was evp, chief financial officer. Succeeding him, effective immediately, is chief operating officer Barry Gallant, who will oversee the finance, contracts, and information technology departments while keeping responsibility for publishing and sales operations, as well as warehouse and office administration. Foot, who first joined Random House of Canada in 1993, will staying through March 2016 “to assist with year-end and ongoing projects.” Newly reporting to Gallant are Cheralyn Wheeler, controller; Samantha North, director, contracts; and Ed Brooks, director, I.T. Melanie Britton and Donna Miller and their teams, as well as James Rowan, […]
We mentioned earlier in the week that we have all kinds of new things in the works in our development pipeline and idea laboratory. Here is just a taste of one little thing we are playing around with. Our comprehensive bestseller database tracks 10 lists all the time (and has well over half-a-million records from more than a decade) — some of which we already supply to publisher portals under license through a private API. That means we can create a broadly elastic set of bestseller-share calculators (and output lists of bestsellers by house, also available through a private API), […]
Mysteries & thrillers editor Dennis Drabelle has retired from the Washington Post after more than 31 years at the paper, Book World editor Ron Charles posted on Twitter. Former vp of books, digital strategy and chief product officer at Barnes & Noble College Jade Roth has joined Flat World as svp, strategy and content. Additionally, former chairman of Pearson Higher Education in the US and Canada Bill Barke has joined the company as executive chairman of the board of directors. Once known as Flat World Knowledge and pitched as an open source textbook developer, the company now calls itself an “enabler of competency-based learning and digital […]
Penguin Young Readers Group president Don Weisberg has been appointed president of Macmillan Publishers US, reporting to ceo John Sargent, starting at the beginning of January. Weisberg was at Penguin Children’s since 2008, and will depart at the end of November. In his new role Weisberg will manage Macmillan’s US trade publishing houses, the audio and podcast businesses, and the trade sales organization. Sargent said in the announcement: “Macmillan Publishers has grown significantly over the past years, and the publishing business continues to increase in complexity. Our business in the United States has expanded greatly even as we have become more […]
Emma Boyer has joined Zest Books as publicity manager. Previously she was a publicist at Algonquin. Chief technology officer at DreamWorks Animation Lincoln Wallen will join Pearson’s board as an independent non-executive director, starting January 1. Gerrie Lipson Sturman is now an agent with Goldfarb & Associates taking on selected clients. Sturman has been office manager, researcher and assistant to Ronald Goldfarb since 2011.