Change Ahead For Frankfurt Book Fair
The biggest change at the annual fair, set to take effect in 2015, is that English-language and American exhibitors will get closer to “the heart of the action,” moving from their longtime home in Hall 8.0 to Halls 6.0 and 4.0.
BookBub Raises $3.8 Million
BookBub, a daily deal site for e-books, announced it has raised $3.8 million in Series A funding, the first external capital secured by the company. The funding will be used for growing its team “more rapidly,” expanding into international territories, and launching additional products.
Sagnette Up At Crown
Gone Girl editor Lindsay Sagnette has been promoted to editorial director, fiction, for Crown and Hogarth. She will join Crown publisher Molly Stern in a leadership role in shaping the overall Crown fiction list, while continuing to acquire and edit her own books.
Obituary: Barb Burg
Barb Burg, who started her career in publicity in 1986 at Bantam Books and rose to become senior v-p and director of publicity and public relations for Bantam Doubleday Dell, died April 29. She was 50.
In our Around the Booths section of the April 28 Pre-BEA issue, we said in error that there would be galleys of Lena Dunham’s forthcoming book available at the Random House booth. There will not. Rather, Dunham will be a panelist at the Adult Book & Author Breakfast (Saturday, May 31). Broadsides with a special note from Dunham to booksellers will be given out to those attending the breakfast (ticket required).