Jeff Carroll will join Macmillan on September 3 as evp, marketing and consumer strategy, reporting to Maya Mavjee. He most recently led marketing efforts at Radio.com, after working at NBCUniversal and Viacom.
Jaime Gelman has been promoted to assistant editor at BuzzPop.
The Rona Jaffe Foundation announced the winners of their annual writers’ awards: Selena Anderson (fiction), Magogodi oaMphela Makhene (fiction), Sarah Passino (poetry), Nicolette Polek (fiction), Elizabeth Schambelan (nonfiction), and Debbie Urbanski (fiction/nonfiction).
Philadelphia’s Penn Book Center in University City, which was in danger of closing at the end of the summer, will stay open under new ownership. New owners Matt Duquès and Diana Bellonby will take over on September 1, with plans to renovate and “make the bookstore more of a community space.”
Diesel Bookstore‘s previously announced new store in Carmel Valley, CA is due to open around November 1. The 2,200 square-foot store will be located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.