People, Etc.

Brian Ulicky has joined The New Press as director of publicity and marketing. He was director of publicity for Blue Rider.

At Melville House, Stephanie DeLuca has joined as director of publicity. Most recently, she was publicity manager for Gallery Books. Alexandra Primiani has joined as senior publicist. Previously he was publicist at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and at Riverhead Books.

Amazon has promoted director of consumables for Germany Rocco Braeuniger to country manager for Australia, where the company plans a significant expansion. They have chosen a location about 26 miles from Melbourne for their first warehouse, which will stock "hundreds of thousands of products for delivery to customers across Australia."

Rebecca Bond, 45, senior designer for HMH Children's, died after a brief illness. A former educator, Bond also wrote and illustrated her own children's books, including Escape from Baxter’s BarnJust Like a Babyand Out of the Woods.

Historical romance author Kathryn Caskie died over the weekend following a long illness.