Whiteman Leaving PRH

Another Penguin executive is leaving Penguin Random House. Doug Whiteman, who was most recently executive v-p of operations, will move to Acelero Learning Inc. on Jan. 3 to take the post of chief administrative officer. In early December, Dick Heffernan, president of adult hardcover and children’s sales at Penguin, announced he will be retiring at the end of the year.

Scribd Signs Deal with Smashwords

E-book subscription service Scribd has signed a global deal that will make Smashwords titles available in the Scribd library. Under the deal, Scribd will include Smashwords content in its unlimited reading service for $8.99 per month, and, in addition, Smashwords e-books will be available for individual sale to Scribd customers.

Oyster, Perseus Ink E-book Deal

Oyster, the e-book subscription service, has reached a deal with the Perseus Books Group to launch a pilot program offering 100 Perseus titles.