Rebecca Lang has joined St. Martin’s as publicity manager. She was previously a publicist at Viking Penguin. In addition, Courtney Reed has been promoted to marketing manager.
Tara Carberry has joined hoopla digital in the newly created position of content strategist. Most recently she was an associate literary agent at Trident Media Group.
Rebecca Liao and Cristóbal Pera have joined Words Without Borders’ board of directors.
IPG has launched a new distribution program, Amphora, focused on servicing large content holders. Amphora offers tools including client portals, reporting dashboards, digital manufacturing, content and metadata storage and delivery as well as order processing and fulfillment services. After a year-long pilot of the program with Bookbaby as beta client, additional clients include INscribe Digital and French-Canadian distributor Prologue.
INscribe is using the service to launch INdemand, providing on-demand printing (through Edwards Brothers), and print sales and distribution both domestically and internationally through Amphora/IPG.
Author Jill Yeomans and husband Adlai Yeomans — who met in 2009 while working at Hachette Book Group — are buying Pittsburgh’s East End Book Exchange from founding owner Lesley Rains. (Rains will manage the bookstore at City of Asylum/Alphabet City.)