In the UK, after initial resistance, Amazon has agreed to remove four holocaust denial books from sale.
In the US, the Washington Post notes that the resurgence of interest in George Orwell's 1984 means that even Costco is carrying the paperback now.
Libro.fm has officially gone live with a digital audiobook subscription program that's available in over 280 indie bookstore locations. Their basic terms are comparable to Audible's -- the first audiobook is 99 cents (rather than free), and it's $14.99 a month thereafter, for one audiobook per month. The company's benefits chart also indicates that they "pay a fair rate to authors and publishers."
At Public Affairs, Kristina Fazzalaro has been promoted to publicist. Jane Robbins Mize moves up to assistant editor.
Stephanie Knapp has been promoted to senior editor at Seal Press.
The first Deborah Rogers Foundation bursary of £10,000 -- designed to support young talent and given "to a publishing professional who has been working in either a literary agency or the rights department of a publishing house in the United Kingdom for two to six years" -- is going to Sam Coates at Vintage UK. He will get to spend 8 weeks at a selection of international publishers. Going forward, the award will be named the Deborah Rogers Foundation David Miller Bursary.
At Blake Friedmann, in addition to yesterday's announcements -- which formally confirmed decisions made by the firm many months ago -- note that Isobel Dixon has been serving for some time now as head of the book department, also now officially announced.