Audible ceo Don Katz will take the role of executive chairman and Bob Carrigan will join the company on January 2 as ceo, reporting to Katz. Carrigan was ceo of IDG and Dun & Bradstreet (and most recently was executive chairman of Genscape) and Katz praises his “rare ability to field big ideas and turn them into customer-centric action. Both companies became far more connected to their customers, to their founding entrepreneurial roots, and both became more meaningful places to work.”
Katz will work with Carrigan on “overarching strategies,” and “focus on global content strategy and the company’s extensive social and public policy objectives” as Carrigan oversees global business operations.
Megan Dobson has joined RBmedia’s Christian Audio as publisher, acquiring all content and managing relationships with partner publishers, agents, and authors in the Christian market. She was at Harper Christian, most recently as associate publisher for W Publishing,
Megha Parekh has been promoted to senior editor at Thomas & Mercer.
Erin McClary has joined Sourcebooks as associate editor.
Director of national accounts at Ingram Content Group Julia Cowlishaw will take over as ceo of Vroman’s and Book Soup on January 6, taking over the position as Allison Hill becomes ceo of the ABA.
At HMH, Bridget Nocera has been promoted to publicist for culinary & lifestyle books.
Linda Palladino has been promoted to senior vice president, director of production at Random House Children’s.
Sarah Pannenberg moves over to Tom Doherty Associates, working on Nightfire, Forge, and Tor Teen/Starscape as digital marketing coordinator, reporting to Jordan Hanley. Pannenberg was at Macmillan Audio.
Liz Berry and M.J. Rose have made Jillian Greenfield Stein a partner at their company Evil Eye Concepts — parent company of romance novella publisher 1,001 Dark Nights, where Stein has been social media manager. In early 2020 they will launch the Blue Box Press imprint, extending their efforts to full-length works.
Larry Heinemann, 75, author of Paco’s Story, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1987, died December 11.