Rudy Martinez has been promoted to director of marketing at Soho Press.
Matt Williams has joined Ingenta as head of professional services. He was previously with Zinfi, Relayware, Semantec, Lenovo, and IBM. Heather Lantz has been promoted to the new role of director of business growth.
Steve Rutberg has joined knk Software as business development manager of the North American team. He was previously sales director at HighWire Press.
KaToya Ellis Fleming has joined Lookout Books of UNC Wilmington as editor and assistant professor of publishing. Fleming was previously an editor at the Oxford American magazine.
Bertelsmann ceo Thomas Rabe has taken over as chairman of the supervisory board of Adidas (alongside his day job). He joined the board in May 2019 as vice chair.
Bradley’s Book Outlet in Pennsylvania will close all eight of their stores by the end of the year, after almost 27 years in business. The company “will continue to operate its wholesale and online businesses, which make up the bulk of the revenue.” Owner Mike Paper “attributes the declining revenue to less foot traffic at shopping malls.” The company will lay off about 50 employees as a result of the closures.
The ABA confirms to PW that organization invested $100,000 in Bookshop in early 2019, and owns a 4 percent stake as a result.
Reed likes taking its time, but they have now cancelled the October New York Comic Con, and will convene online events that weekend instead.
Bertelsmann‘s European printing company Mohn Media announced a restructuring strategy “to improve its competitiveness” after “Coronavirus has accelerated the downward trend in the printing markets.” Their “production output once again declined significantly” in April through June. The company plans new investments, a reduction in complexity, and a plan for the “gradual” yet “unfortunately unavoidable” elimination of approximately 470 jobs “over the next few years” — roughly 25 percent of their work force — at two facilities. They promise to “make these planned job cuts in a socially responsible manner, all available social measures, including voluntary departures, early retirement, and partial retirement” and more.