Michael Martens has joined IDW Publishing as director of trade sales, and will act as liaison with Penguin Random House Publisher Services when they take over distribution in April. Martens had been consulting on that relationship, and was previously vp of trade sales at Dark Horse Comics.
Harper Christian has appointed Tim Marshall senior marketing director for Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Gift Books, reporting to Michael Aulisio. Previously, he was an independent marketing and brand consultant.
By most standards Pearson ceo John Fallon should have been fired by now, given the company’s disastrous performance. Instead, he was awarded a 20 percent increase in compensation, to approximately £1.5 million, as detailed in their annual report. Leila Abboud’s Bloomberg Views column makes the case for why “shareholders would be right to vent their outrage.”
The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards has named its winners. Gary Younge has won the The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books); Tyler Anbinder has won the Mark Lynton History Prize for City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York (HMH); and Christopher Leonard has won the The J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award for Kochland (Simon & Schuster).
Emma Straub and Michael Fusco announced that their new Brooklyn bookstore Books Are Magic will open May 1 in Cobble Hill.