Tag Archives: B&N

People Roundup, January 2013

PEOPLE Charlie Conrad will be joining Gotham Books as Executive Editor; he was previously Vice President and Executive Editor at Crown Trade, a division of Random House. Allison Devlin has been appointed VP Marketing Director at Running Press, replacing Craig Herman. She has been Marketing Director at Crown, overseeing the Potter Craft, Watson Guptill and Martha…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-October 2012

PEOPLE Chris Lloreda, VP, Associate Publisher of Atria Books, is retiring at the end of this year, though she will continue to work on projects through February. Following the announcement of a distribution deal with Random House Publisher Services, for the launch of Quercus U.S., Publishing Director Richard Green tells Publishing Trends “we will be…Continue Reading

Condensing the Conferences, bit.ly-style

It was a busy week for mini-conferences: O’Reilly and PW’s TOC Executive Roundtable took place on Tuesday, May 22, and featured Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bit.ly, talking about what a service like bit.ly can glean from those who use it to shorten URLs – and it’s pretty amazing.  Calling the company “the largest engine for…Continue Reading

Night vs. Day: Which ereader is outshining the competition? Which one is left in the dark?

Though updates about the DOJ lawsuit are dominating the publishing industry newsfeed, the war of the ereaders rages on with new developments and speculation about what Amazon, Apple, B&N, and other companies might have up their sleeves. It’s a bit of an arms race at the moment with rumors swirling of new features that future…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-March 2012

PEOPLE CEO Marcus Leaver is leaving Sterling Publishers to become the new COO of Quarto in  the UK, hired by Laurence Orbach, who has announced his retirement. Editorial Director Jason Prince, Executive Editor Nathaniel Marunas and Editors Greg Oviatt and Stuart Miller, VP Operations Kim Brown, and VP Sales Karen Patterson have left Sterling. Theresea Thompson has been promoted to Executive VP at B&N and will be overseeing Sterling. Alexander Star will join Farrar, Straus and…Continue Reading

People Roundup, March 2012

PEOPLE Open Road announced that Tina Pohlman, Vice President, Publisher, Three Rivers Press and Broadway Paperbacks/Crown Publishing, will be its new Publisher, starting on March 5.  Market Partners International conducted the search. Earlier, Open Road announced that former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Bantam Dell Nita Taublib will be a Strategic Advisor for Romance. And, former Holt Editor-in-Chief Marjorie Braman is joining Open…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2012

PEOPLE The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Books Group announced a new publishing duo to lead their Weinstein Books co-publishing venture — Georgina Levitt as Publishing Director and Amanda Murray.  Levitt was previously Associate Publisher of Vanguard Press and Murray was mostly recently Senior Editor at S&S. HarperCollins announced that Angela Tribelli has been appointed…Continue Reading

Godzilla? King Kong? Who are this month’s monsters in the e-reader market?

A new horse entered the e-reader race this past month, creating intrigue, though not a lot of fear, among its competitors. The iRiver Story represents the first e-reader that is integrated with Google eBooks, which gives it a bit of clout. But while the iRiver Story’s HD display with eInk technology helps ranks its screen…Continue Reading

A Miracle In Almere: The Business Case for RFID in Retail

First there were the presentations in Frankfurt, then others in New York, for B&N and the Book Industry Study Group, followed by a blitz of press coverage. The subject? The ground-breaking use of item-level RFID tags on all books in a bookstore located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, something that to date has only been…Continue Reading

Bookview, November 2006

PEOPLE Tracy Carns, who had been Publishing Director at The Overlook Press before going briefly to Reganbooks, has launched The Rookery Press, in association with Overlook (and in Overlook’s offices). For more information, email [email protected] Sterling Publishing announced that Marisa Bulzone has joined the company as Editorial Director, Hearst Books. Bulzone was Executive Editor at…Continue Reading