With George Coe moving up to chief operating office for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor, David Cully has been promoted to president of Baker & Taylor, reporting to Coe. He will “lead and manage the operations of the Baker & Taylor retail and public library businesses” and “play a key role in expanding Baker & Taylor’s market presence and position as part of Follett’s overall growth plan.”
At Public Affairs, Kristina Fazzalaro has been promoted to publicist. Jane Robbins Mize moves up to assistant editor.
Stephanie Knapp has been promoted to senior editor at Seal Press.
The first Deborah Rogers Foundation bursary of £10,000 — designed to support young talent and given “to a publishing professional who has been working in either a literary agency or the rights department of a publishing house in the United Kingdom for two to six years” — is going to Sam Coates at Vintage UK. He will get to spend 8 weeks at a selection of international publishers. Going forward, the award will be named the Deborah Rogers Foundation David Miller Bursary.
At Blake Friedmann, in addition to yesterday’s announcements — which formally confirmed decisions made by the firm many months ago — note that Isobel Dixon has been serving for some time now as head of the book department, also now officially announced.