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 learning content.”
At Sourcebooks, Brad Hentz is being promoted to ecommerce operations manager.
In the UK, Eleanor Dryden will move to Bonnier Publishing as publishing director of Zaffre, overseeing women’s fiction and reporting to Kate Parking. She has been publishing director of Avon UK.
Gollancz associate publisher Simon Spanton is leaving the company “by mutual agreement” after 19 years there.
At Hachette Australia, Kate Stevens has been promoted to junior commissioning editor.
Perseus Book Group will continue to handle print and digital distribution for Harvard Business Review under a new multi-year agreement.
David Almond‘s A Song for Ella Grey won the Guardian Children’s Fiction prize.