Co-founder of industry newsletter Subtext and co-owner of Open Book Publishing Stephanie Oda, 77, died earlier this week.
Retired Bantam, BDD, and RH svp, fulfillment and trailblazing distribution and facilities leader Phyllis Mandel died Thursday, the day after her 75th birthday. The company notes: “Mandel was a large presence, professionally and personally, often underestimated and disrespected early in her tenure because she was a formidable woman boss in the ‘man’s world’ of facilities operations. But most who misread her initially came to admire her tough and tender dimensions, encyclopedic knowledgeability and team-building skill sets, fierce loyalty to her staff and fairness to vendor partners, and above all her unshakeable commitment to our authors, colleagues, and accounts.”
KF Literary Scouting has been appointed scout in the US and UK for Presenca in Portugal.
Harper UK ceo Charlie Redmayne told staff in a town hall meeting on Thursday that their offices will reopen starting the week of September 6 on a “two-day-plus model.” Staff will work a minimum of two days a week in the office, during a six-month pilot period.