Co-publisher of Unbridled books Fred Ramey has launched Leaping Man, "a collaborative not-for-profit publishing and production company exploring the intersection of visual, narrative and performing arts." The company will "seek out direct partnerships with visual, literary and performance artists to create work in a variety of media and platforms," with the expectation that "each project will be coordinated with a limited print edition or other artifact," sold through their website.
Maria Campbell Associates has been appointed global scouts for the ThinKingdom Media Group in Beijing.
Richard Charkin and Toby Faber have joined the board of academic publisher, Liverpool University Press.
Former Barnes & Noble ceo William Lynch has joined fast-growing fitness company Peleton as the company's first president. CEO John Foley was a colleague of Lynch's at IAC/Interactive, and then worked under Lynch as president of Barnes & Noble eCommerce.
Macmillan ceo John Sargent will be honored at PEN's literary gala on April 25 for "his fierce advocacy for the right to publish and for serving as a defender of publishers' and authors' intellectual property rights." In addition, Stephen Sondheim will receive PEN/Allen Foundation's literary award, the first composer/lyricist to receive the honor.
The Audio Publishers Association announced nominations for their annual Audie Awards, across 26 categories.