Mary Ann Naples has been named the new Publisher of Rodale Books. She was Chief Business Development Officer at Zola and previously VP Talent, Head of Curator Team at Open Sky.
Eric Price has been appointed Director of Sales, Marketing, and Publicity for Quercus‘ new US operation. He was most recently at Grove Atlantic.
David Boyle joins HarperCollins in the newly created role of SVP, Consumer Insight, reporting to Chief Digital Officer Chantal Restivo-Alessi. In his new role Boyle, formerly SVP, Insight for EMI Music, will work with all divisions of HarperCollins.
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s President, Florrie Binford Kichler, will retire June 30, 2013. A search for her successor is under way.
Carissa Hays has moved to Crown Publishing Group as VP Executive Director of Publicity. She was at S&S first at Free Press and briefly at Atria. David Drake has been promoted to SVP and Deputy Publisher and Michael Palgon, current EVP and Deputy Publisher, is leaving at the end of the month. Jill Flaxman has been promoted to SVP Director, Publishing Operations (reporting to Maya Mavjee).
Elisabeth Dyssegaard, Editor in Chief of Hyperion, announced that Ruth Pomerance has joined Hyperion as Senior Editor, focusing on the acquisition and development for the Disney/ABC Television Group businesses. Most recently, Pomerance served as Executive Producer for the feature film adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel Tiger Eyes and consultant to various entertainment companies. In a separate announcement, Kerri Kolen has left Hyperion to join Putnam as Executive Editor.
Margot Atwell has left Beaufort Books as Publisher. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beaufort President Eric Kampmann will be taking over as Publisher.
Caitlin Graf is leaving Basic Books to be the Publicity Director for the Nation magazine. She was Senior Publicist for Basic Books and Nation Books.
Hannah Rahill will leave Weldon Owen Publishing after 18 years as its Food and Drink Publisher. Executive Editor Jennifer Newens and Associate Publisher Amy Marr will now oversee Food and Drink.
Scott Parris will join Oxford University Press USA as Executive Editor, Economics. He held the same title at Cambridge University Press.
Following Nan Graham‘s promotion to Publisher of Scribner, Colin Harrison has been promoted from Senior Editor to Editor in Chief.
Dennis Lee has been promoted to Director, Business Management at Penguin.
At the Random House Publishing Group, Jayme Boucher has been promoted to Agent, Random House Speaker’s Bureau. In the division’s digital and new media department, Kate Childs moves up to Publicity Manager while Liza Eliano has been promoted to Associate Publicist. At Ballantine, Mark Tavani has been promoted to VP, and remains an Editorial Director; Kara Cesare has been promoted to VP and remains an Executive Editor; Junessa Viloria has been promoted to Editor.
At Tor/Forge, Alexis Saarela has been promoted to Assistant Director, Publicity.
At Other Press, Lauren Shekari has been promoted to Director, Subsidiary rights.
David Nussbaum, Chairman & CEO F+W Media, Inc. announced the promotion of Stacie Berger from Director to Vice President, Communications.
Laura Van der Veer has been promoted to Associate Editor at Spiegel & Grau. She joined the publisher in 2008 as an Editorial Assistant.
Steve Kasdin writes that in addition to continuing his duties as Director, Digital Strategy at Curtis Brown, he will take some agenting on as well. Submissions can be made through www.curtisbrown.com/kasdin.
Simon & Schuster has made some changes to its subsidiary rights department: Lance Fitzgerald will oversee subsidiary rights for Simon & Schuster, Free Press and Threshold, while Paul O’Halloran will have responsibility for Touchstone and Gallery/Pocket in addition to Scribner. Finally, Lisa Keim will maintain responsibility for Atria.
Feb 1 – 2
SCBWI Annual Winter Conference
Hyatt Regency Grand Central, New York, NY
BISG Making Information Pay for Higher Ed Publishing
Yale Club, New York, NY
Feb 10 – 13
American International Toy Fair
Javits Center, New York, NY
Feb 10 – 15
Jerusalem Book Fair 2013
Jerusalem International Convention Center, Binyaney Ha’ooma, Israel
Feb 12 – 13
Digital Kids Conference
Javits Center, New York, NT
Feb 12 – 14
O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference
New York, NY
Feb 13 – 16
College Art Association Annual Conference
Hilton New York, New York, NY
Feb 21 – 24
Vilnius Book Fair
Vilnius International Book Fair / Baltic Book Fair
Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Feb 22 – 26
Campus Market Expo
Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Feb 23 – 25
ABA Winter Institute
Kansas City, MO
Mar 2 – 5
International Home and Housewares Show
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
Mar 8 – 12
South by Southwest Interactive
Books for a Better Life
The Times Center, New York, NY
Mar 19 – 24
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mar 21 – 24
Toyko International Anime Fair
Tokyo Big Sight, Toyko, Japan
Mar 22 – 25
Salon du Livre (Paris Book Fair)
Guests of Honor: Romania and Barcelona
Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Mar 25 – 28
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Bologna Fair Centre, Bologna, Italy
Mar 28 – Apr 8
Bangkok International Book Fair
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Apr 13 – 15
Museum Store Association Conference and Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
LBF Digital Minds Conference 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, London, UK
Apr 15 – 17
London Book Fair
Earls Court, London, UK
Apr 25 – May 13
Buenos Aires International Book Fair
Guest of Honor: Amsterdam
Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 1 – 5
Geneva International Book Fair
Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
May 16 – 19
Bookworld Prague 2013
Guest of Honor: Slovakia
Prague-Holesovice Exhibition Grounds, Prague, Czech Republic
May 29 – Jun 1
Javits Center, New York, NY
Jun 12 – 15
Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education
Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
Jun 18 – 20
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Jun 27 – Jul 2
ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition