Shana Drehs has been promoted to senior editorial director for Sourcebooks Landmark and Sourcebooks.
Longtime Costco book buyer Pennie Clark Ianniciello tells Shelf Awareness she is leaving the company March 12 after 32 years.
Clarissa Long will join Holt as publicity manager on March 22. She was previously at Four Way Books.
At Crooked Lane Books and Alcove Press, Melissa Rechter has been promoted to editorial and production associate, and Madeline Rathle has been promoted to marketing associate.
At Bloomsbury Digital Resources, Michelle Kelly has been promoted to marketing director, and Melissa Mazza has been promoted to senior account manager.
Mark Doyle joins IDW Publishing as editorial director of originals, acquiring and developing original materials for comic books and graphic novels. He was executive editor at DC Comics.
David Kotick, 94, died on March 8, from complications of a recent stroke. Kotick worked for international publishing rep group Feffer and Simons from the 1960s, and later held positions at Baker & Taylor and Bantam Doubleday Dell. A celebration of Kotick’s life will take place at a later date.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, passed by Congress on March 10, libraries now qualify for billions of dollars of COVID relief funding. Included in the bill is $200 million for The Institute of Museum and Library Services, which will go to state library administrative agencies, and eventually be distributed to local libraries. The ALA reports that the funds are to be used for “offering greater access to technology,” “purchasing hotspots, computers and digital content;” “enhancing workforce development and jobseeker programing;” and more.
An additional $7.172 billion is going to an Emergency Education Connectivity Fund through the Federal Communications Commission’s E-rate program, which will provide 100 percent reimbursements to participating libraries for “the cost of hotspots and other Wi-Fi capable devices, modems, routers, laptops, tablets and similar devices to loan to patrons.”