At Atria, Ariele Fredman has been promoted to assistant director of publicity; Kathryn Santora has been promoted to senior publicist; Tory Lowy moves up to publicist; and Emily Bamford is now associate publicist.
The Texas Book Festival has hired Julie Wernersbach as literary director, starting later this month. She has been marketing director at BookPeople for the past five years.
Tammy Brown joins the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators as director, community marketing and engagement, based in Los Angeles, starting March 1. Bonnie Bader work for the organization as a consultant, with the title of publishing advisor, based in New York.
Kat Meyer recently joined the Book Industry Study Group as director of content development and acquisition. She had been director, events and community engagement at PW until late last year.
Prestel Publishing will sell and distribute Figure 1 Publishing‘s art, architecture and design books in Europe and all markets outside of North America.
In the UK, Faber has launched a dedicated website to handle permissions requests.
A number of amicus briefs have been filed as part of the Authors Guild‘s longshot effort to get the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of the Google Books case. The Guild’s post includes links to the various briefs, which come from multiple author groups, the Copyright Clearance Center, a group of international publishing associations, and more.
Although the AAP and associated publisher plaintiffs settled their separate suit against Google, Hachette Book Group and Elsevier join in a publisher friend of the court brief. They write: “The Second Circuit’s decision misconceives and misapplies the fair use doctrine so profoundly that the Court should grant the writ to consider on the merits the proper scope of fair use as applied to Google’s verbatim copying of over four million copyrighted books – almost certainly the largest concerted copyright infringement in United States history.”