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People Roundup, October 2013

PEOPLE Nancy Mercado will Scholastic as Editorial Director, effective October 14, after serving as Executive Editor at Roaring Book Press. Also at Scholastic, Alexis Lunsford has been named National Accounts Manager, B&N/Nook. She was most recently Account Manager for B&N at Penguin Young Readers Group. Michael Barrett has been named Senior Publicist, Corporate Communications; he was previously a Publicist at Discovery. Nook Media has…Continue Reading

Sales Across Borders: International Ebook Sales at DBW 2013

The Digital Book World 2013 panels, “Sales Across Borders: Export” and “Sales Across Borders: Import” (back to back on Wednesday afternoon) were both concerned with the question of what new digital systems best allow books to travel across international boundaries—though their approaches were hardly two sides of one coin. On the Export panel, there was…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2012

PEOPLE Despite it being a huge vacation month for publishers (and the rest of the northern hemisphere), there were moves all over the industry: Jennifer Hart announced that Kathryn Gordon is joining William Morrow’s marketing department as Director of Brand Development. Gordon was  most recently as the founder of The Book Hook, a branding firm…Continue Reading

People Roundup, October 2011

PEOPLE Rodale’s Publisher, Karen Rinaldi has left the company following a reorganization.  She may be reached at [email protected] David Zinczenko and Steve Perrine will take over the book group.  Top executives Ken Citron and Gregg Michaelson, along with Senior Director Operations Bill Siebert, will also leave the company. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has hired Michael…Continue Reading

August 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE Random House SVP and Editor-in-Chief Susan Kamil has been given the additional position of Publisher of the Random House and Dial Press imprints. Tom Perry, EVP, Deputy Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, will join her at the Random House imprint and will also become Publisher of the Modern Library. Theresa Zoro has…Continue Reading

March 2010 Roundup

PEOPLE Major changes at Random House under Madeline McIntosh, President Sales, Operations, and Digital. Joining her team are Nina von Moltke, VP, Digital Publishing Development; Amanda Close, VP, Digital Sales and Business Development; and Pete McCarthy, VP, Online and Digital Marketing. Andrea Sheehan, formerly VP & Director, Digital Strategy and Business Development at RHPG, will…Continue Reading

Plan B for Schedule A: Just How Big is the EU English-Language Market?

In the wake of the now infamous BEA US/UK Turf Wars panel, a flurry of debate about control of English-language rights in the European Union has risen on both sides of the Atlantic: British publishing is crumbling and must be defended. The Brits are inciting a land grab. US editions are free-riding off of UK…Continue Reading

A Passage to India?

Move over, Rushdie. That’s the message emanating from bustling Hyderabad, India, anyway, where a gang of literati recently met to ponder the bullish future of publishing in this nation that boasts an apparently fast-growing appetite for English-language books. Though only 2% of its population is capable of reading and writing in English, those 18 million…Continue Reading

For Americanized Brit Books, A Snog Is Just A Snog

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT INSIDE.COM (8/15/01) Goodbye, pudding … hello, Jell-O. That’s what millions of children recited as the battle over packaging Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the American market flared a few years back. In the stateside edition, gelatin prevailed, while “crooked” morphed into “wonky,” school “holidays” became “vacations,” and “bobbles” were no…Continue Reading