Josh Glickman will join Scribner as publicist, starting June 19. Previously, he was publicist at Oxford University Press. At Berkely, Heather Connor has been promoted to publicity director and Diana Franco has been promoted to associate publicity director. Chelsea Lindman left Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked for the past 8 years. She will continue to co-host the Northern California Writers’ Retreat, which she founded with editor Heather Lazare in 2016, and can be reached at email@example.com. Wendy Friedman will join Quarto as vp, director of international sales this summer, reporting to chief operating officer Ken Fund. She has been at […]
Archives for May 2017
Ahead of their annual meeting at Book Expo, as usual the American Booksellers Association has provided the AP with their updated membership count. After seven years of growth — starting from a low point of 1,410 members in 2008 — total ABA core membership declined by 18 in the year through May 2017, to 1,757 members. With continuing members opening additional stores, ABA member locations rose by 10, to 2,321. The organization added that “provisional members” — those intending to open a store — rose to 141, from 103 a year ago. ABA ceo Oren Teicher tells the AP, “We’re pleased that […]
Canadian retailer Indigo reported results for their fiscal fourth quarter, ending April 1, with full-year sales passing $1 billion (CA) for the first time: Total sales for the year were $1.02 billion, up $25.6 million or 2.6 percent from a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $52.2 million, up from $43.1 million a year ago, though net earnings of $20.9 million were down from $28.6 million due to tax factors. Fourth quarter sales were $209.5 million — compared to $220.4 million a year ago, but that was a 14-week quarter. The company said comparable sales for the quarter were up 0.8 percent. Notably, […]
Philip Marino has joined Little, Brown as senior editor. Previously, he was at Norton, where he was an associate editor and marketing director for Liveright. Christie Henry was named director of Princeton University Press, effective early September. She will succeed Peter Dougherty, who is retiring in December. Henry has been editorial director for the sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press since 1993. In the UK, Lennie Goodings will step aside as publisher of Virago after 20 years running the imprint, taking on the new position of chair and working three days a week. Sarah Savitt will move up to […]
Divya Sawhney has been promoted to vice president for strategy and corporate development at Penguin Random House. Picks The Costco Pennie’s Pick for June is Before The Fall by Noah Hawley. Obituaries Sportswriter Frank Deford, 78, died on Sunday.The author of 20 books, he was a longtime contributor to NPR. Brian Doyle, 60, died on Saturday. He was the author of Mink River and Martin Marten, among others, and editor of Portland Magazine. Bookselling Politics and Prose in Washington DC will open a new location in the Union Market district. Additionally, it will be “phasing out its involvement” with two store locations within Busboys and […]
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