Cassidy Sachs has been promoted to assistant editor at Dutton.
At Cooke International, Hana El Niwairi has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate.
Co-founder with her husband Ian Ballantine of Ballantine Books and Bantam Books Betty Ballantine, 99, died on Tuesday at home in Bearsville, NY. Random House president and publisher Gina Centrello said in a statement, “We mourn the passing of Betty Ballantine, who with her husband Ian was a trailblazing contributor to the growth and development of book publishing and to the careers of countless authors and editors. We proudly carry forward the Ballantine legacy with this eponymous imprint and the many outstanding books we proudly publish with the Ballantine name and logo.”
Baker & Taylor is distributing the following publishers: Parvus Press in the US and Canada; Management Impact Publishing in the US, Canada, and internationally; Sweet Cherry Publishing in the US and Canada excluding mass merchandise, starting July 1; Flowerpot Children’s Press in the US only, starting July 1; Allison & Busby in the US and Canada, starting July 1; Beetle Books in the U.S. and Canada, starting July 1; and Nimbus Publishing, in the US only, starting August 1.
The EU’s copyright directive has leapt through its next hoop, the 3-way negotiations among the European Parliament, Commission, and Council, with its most controversial provisions intact. Next the legislation faces review by the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee before a final Parliament vote, most likely in late March or early April. (Note that back in September, that final vote was expected in January.)
Germany’s largest wholesaler, the KNV Group, filed for bankruptcy today, when creditors declined to continue their committments after a planned sale of the company fell through in the final hour. The company expects that operations will continue while the court administrator “pursue[s] the sale to an investor on a modified basis,” reported Borsenblatt.