Thursday, July 27, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

At Scholastic Trade, Megan Peace has been promoted to associate editor. Mara Lander has joined as senior marketing director for licensed publishing and brand management. She was previously executive director for licensing and brand management for Little, Brown Children's. Sarah Jacobson has joined Scholastic as assistant production editor. Most recently, she was freelancing at Scholastic and has held previous positions at Melville House and Kennebec Publishing. Carolyn Bull has joined as designer for licensed publishing. She was previously junior designer at Little, Brown Children's.

Marian Brown will join Henry Holt as a publicist at large. Previously, she was executive publicist for Blue Rider Press.

At Little, Brown Children's, Anna Prendella has joined as assistant editor. Most recently, she was editorial assistant at Harper Children's. Kheryn Callender has been promoted to associate editor.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishing director for fiction
Arzu Tahsin is leaving on September 21 after almost 10 years with the company. She wants "to explore a more flexible working life" and will edit freelance.

Adam Eberle joins OverDrive as chief sales and marketing officer, focused on their expansion in the K-12 market. He has been vp of sales and general manager for the SunGard K-12 unit at the PowerSchool Group.

The Frankfurt Book Fair's 2017 ceo talk will feature Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy and Albin Michel vp Guillaume Dervieux, on the afternoon of October 11.

Ingram Publisher Services began distribution for New South Books as well as start-up Calexia Press and Hodder Education on July 1, and will take on Callaway Arts & Entertainment as of August 5.

BookSmart in Morgan Hill, CA has launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to keep from being evicted. Co-owners Brad Jones and Cinda Meister owe landlords $60,000 of back rent, and hope to raise $20,000 with the campaign. They were forced to move to their current location last year due to a redevelopment project, and financing the move put them in debt.

BookNet Canada reports that print sales across the bookstores they monitor fell 2.7 percent in dollars during the first half of 2017.

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