At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Tatyana Rosalia has been promoted to senior production associate for Margaret K. McElderry Books and Atheneum; and Morgan York to associate production editor for S&S Children’s and Paula Wiseman Books. Kate Prosswimmer has joined Margaret K. McElderry Books as editor. She was previously associate editor at Sourcebooks.
Courtney Payne has been promoted to associate director of trade sales at Chronicle Books. Ian Delaney has been promoted to associate sales manager.
Cengage has promoted Rebecca McNamara to the new position of chief integration officer, reporting directly to CEO Michael Hansen, leading all integration initiatives for the company’s planned merger with McGraw-Hill. She has been with Cengage for more than 15 years, most recently as interim chief financial officer.
Avinash Niveknand will join Holiday House as a staff accountant.
Current head of the Chicago Public Library system Brian Bannon joins the New York Public Library September 3 as the first-ever Merryl and James Tisch Director of The New York Public Library. He will be responsible for the operation and direction of library’s 88 neighborhood branches, as well as its educational strategy. Chief branch library officer Christopher Platt left the organization in late 2018.
At Klopotek’s annual Publishers’ Forum conference in Berlin, attendees were told there will be no event in 2020, a local participation from German publishers has fallen 50 percent over the last three years.
Scribner will publish a new edition of Irma S. Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking on November 12, updated and rewritten by Rombauer’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. They have worked on the update for the past 9 years (the book was last revised in 2006) and added over 600 new dishes in the process. This will be the first edition of Joy of Cooking to be made available as an ebook.
After Baker & Taylor’s announcement that it will abandon wholesale bookstore distribution, Ingram has outlined a plan for helping indie booksellers with the shift. Initiatives include “quick and effective” evaluation of credit limits for all indies; “fast-tracking new accounts” who work exclusively with B&T; reviews of stocking levels in distribution centers; and more. CCO for Ingram Content Group Shawn Everson told the ABA,”We know change is hard. We want to help the indies through this challenge.”