At Penguin Random House Canada, Beth Lockley is promoted to the new position of vp, marketing and communications, overseeing a combined marketing and publicity team and reporting to chief operating officer Robert Wheaton. Longtime executive Tracey Turriff, who has been vp, publicity and svp, corporate communications, is leaving as a result, after 22 years with the company. (Both Lockley and Turriff had once reported to now-retired ceo Brad Martin.) Josh Glover has been promoted to director, publicity.
Former Donadio & Olson bookkeeper Darin Webb pleaded guilty on July 25 to one count of wire fraud for embezzling more than $3.4 million from the literary agency, where he was employed from 2001 through this past March. Webb will be sentenced in New York Federal court on November 26.
The New York Public Library announced its 2018 Library Lions honorees, recognized for “outstanding achievements in their respective fields of arts, culture, letters and scholarship.” The writers recognized are Ron Chernow, Claudia Rankine, and Elizabeth Strout.
On August 1, Books-A-Million stores in Alabama will sell any one book of fiction or nonfiction at a penny a page. Scott Kappler, chief marketing officer of Books-A-Million, told AL.com that the company wanted a new way to engage customers.”Why not enjoy ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for $3.23 rather than $25.99? This is a can’t miss day to stock up on the best books around.”