Chelsey Emmelhainz will join Skyhorse on February 8 as an editor acquiring for both the Skyhorse and Arcade imprints. Previously she was an associate editor at William Morrow.
Cindy Ratzlaff has joined S&S imprint North Star Way as director of brand development, reporting to Michele Martin. Previously she was president and founder of Brand New Brand You, an author brand development agency, and earlier was vp, brand marketing at Rodale. Martin said in the announcement: “Cindy has a unique set of skills that are a perfect fit for the mission of North Star Way. She understands the shift in how consumers are finding the inspiration, motivation and information they need.”
At Penguin Random House Audio & Living Language, Jennifer Rubins has been promoted to senior marketing manager, Audio, Books on Tape & Living Language, while Catherine Bucaria moves up to acquisitions editor, Audio and Large Print. Finally, Nicole Morano joins as senior publicist, Audio and Living Language.
Alison Stoltzfus has been promoted to publishing director of the Princeton Review, Now I’m Reading, and Sylvan Learning imprints at Random House Children’s.
Lindsay Black will become publisher of traditional children’s resources at David C Cook. She was at Standard Publishing, which was recently acquired by Cook, for 13 years.
Chief investment officer at Major League Baseball Jonathan Mariner is joining the board of McGraw Hill Education.
Former longtime executive director of the Authors Guild Paul Aiken died on Friday night after a battle with ALS. The Guild remembers him as “our beloved, fearless leader for over 20 years…. The Guild owes a great deal to Paul, who devoted his keen intelligence, good humor, enormous energy, and the best part of his life to our cause. Paul’s optimism and tenacity–for writers, and then for himself and his family–were vibrant and rare.”
Arnold Greenberg, 83, co-founder of the Complete Traveller bookstore in Manhattan, died on January 22 and is remembered by the NYT.
As Audible expands into original programming — including “radio-style” shows, under svp of original content Eric Nuzum — the company is advertising to hire almost 100 people as part of those efforts.
Colin Webb and Pamela Webb have sold Palazzo Editions to an investor group led by Jon Rippon. Colin Webb will continue as publisher.