Matt Mullin has joined Ingram’s Lightning Source as key accounts sales manager in their New York office. Previously, he was at The Reading Room and before that at Barnes & Noble.
Rachel Poloski has joined Random House Children’s as editor. Previously she was an associate editor for Disney Publishing’s Marvel Press.
Alexis Kirschbaum will move to Bloomsbury UK on September 13 as publishing director, reporting to Alexandra Pringle. She is currently editorial director at Penguin Press UK.
At Harlequin UK, Lucy Gough has been promoted to assistant managing editor.
“Leading literary figure of Southern California” Carolyn See, 82, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, CA of cancer. She was the author of more than a dozen books, a book critic for the LAT and Washington Post, taught creative writing at UCLA, and was the mother of novelist Lisa See.
Pleasantville by Attica Locke has won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
Printing giant RR Donnelley has been the focus of market rumors this week. At first, Bloomberg said that Xerox — which is planning to split itself into two companies — was talking about acquiring Donnelley (which has said it wants to divide itself into three separate entities).
But an updated report from the WSJ reverses the story and says that Donnelley was looking to acquire Xerox’s document business (the other line is their business process outsourcing). The paper says the Xerox board rejected the plan on Thursday.