Pearson acquired the business in 2011, for $155 million. While it was during Marjorie Scardino's tenure as ceo, the head of Pearson's International education business at the time was their current fearless leader John Fallon, who is the executive quoted in the original sale announcement: "It also significantly extends our scale, geographic breadth and range of education in the fastest-growing English language teaching market in the world."
Madeleine Vasaly is leaving Quarto after five years with the company, most recently as associate acquisitions editor, to pursue freelance editing.
Liza Darnton has joined Amazon Crossing, as senior editor. Previously was a freelance editor specializing in memoir and biography and editor at The Penguin Press.
Director of the University of Washington Press Nicole Mitchell began her one-year term as president of the Association of American University Presses in June, just announced.
Paul Harrington has joined academic publisher Berghahn Books as US sales manager.