Nebraska Book Company announced that chief financial officer Jay Amond has been promoted to president and ceo, succeeding Rick Bunka.
Michelle Triant has been promoted to publicity manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
At Random House Children’s, Casey Moses has been promoted to junior designer.
Former Barnes & Noble ceo Ron Boire will take over as ceo of Midwest furniture and mattress retailer Art Van.
Rachel Hecht Children’s Scouting has been appointed scout for Beijing Yutian Hanfeng in China.
Co-owner of independent sales rep firm Faherty & Associates, Thomas Faherty, Jr., 63, died last Thursday of cancer. The company told Shelf Awareness, in part, “Anyone who knew Tom knew that he never gave up. He delighted in extreme runs, mountains to coast. But more than that, he delighted in helping people…. And he never lost enthusiasm for what he had to sell. Anyone who attended a sales conference with him saw the twinkle in his eye, the energy that would animate him, because you knew he was already imagining having new reasons to visit his favorite people, booksellers.”
Founder of Roaring Brook Press and former svp and publishing director at Macmillan Children’s Simon Boughton has joined Norton as publishing director of a new children’s imprint, Norton Young Readers. Norton president Julia Reidhead says in the announcement, “Norton Young Readers enables us, uniquely among publishers, to grow readers for life, from preschool through middle school, high school, college, and beyond.”
Lion Hudson, which was sold last year out of bankruptcy reorganization, will move distribution of print books in the US and Canada and ebooks worldwide to IPG’s Trafalgar Square starting June 1. (The arrangement allows Lion Hudson to continue to sub-license a range of books to US- co-edition partners, including Kregel Publications and Fortress Press.)
The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced at 3 PM today.