Annie Chagnot has been promoted to editor at Spiegel & Grau.
Jin Yu has been promoted to associate marketing director at Berkley.
Patricia Cave has been promoted to publicist at Flatiron Books.
At Chronicle Books, Rachel Geiger has been promoted to executive director of domestic sales, while Anna-Lisa Sandstrum has been promoted to senior sales manager. Melissa Grecco has been promoted to national accounts manager. Ian Delaney and Morgan Amer have each been promoted to assistant sales manager.
The big 37,500-square-foot Barnes & Noble in Bethesda Row in Maryland just outside of Washington, DC will close at the end of the year when their lease expires, after 20 years in the location.
Macmillan has launched Reading Without Walls, a month-long, nationwide program to promote diversity in reading. Inspired by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, the program challenges readers to pick up books with unfamiliar characters, subjects, and genres.
Following a letter of intent signed in February, Ingram Content Group’s VitalSource has acquired Verba Software, a San Francisco-based company that uses technology to support campus stores and help students save money on course materials.