‘NYT’ Changes Kids’ Bestseller Lists

Starting with the August 21 issue, the New York Times has tweaked its children’s bestseller lists, separating hardcover middle grade and young adult titles from paperback and e-book bestsellers. The hardcover lists will appear in print, and the paperback and e-book lists will be available online.

U. of Akron Gets Press Back

The University of Akron Press, which became vulnerable amid budget cuts at the University of Akron, is now getting support from administrators. After supporters of the press waged a campaign protesting widespread changes, officials from the school said UA will continue to support the press. The school has also rehired two of the publisher’s three full-time employees.

HC India CEO Stepping Down

P.M. Sukumar, CEO of HarperCollins India, has decided to leave the company to pursue other Interests, HC announced August 19, adding that a replacement for Sukumar will be named in the coming weeks.

Colborne Communications Buys PubSlush

After announcing on August 14 that it would be shuttering its operation, the book crowdfunding site PubSlush has been acquired by Toronto-based publishing services company Colborne Communications. Greg Loannou, founder of Colborne Communications, will become president of PubSlush.

Josalyn Moran To Launch Imprint for Quarto USA

Josalyn Moran, former executive at Barnes & Noble, Chronicle Books, and Albert Whitman, is starting a new imprint for Quarto Publishing Group USA, to be called Seagrass Press. The first list will launch in fall 2016.

NAIBA, NEIBA Address IndieCommerce

Both the NEIBA and NAIBA boards contacted the ABA’s board to express their dissatisfaction with ABA’s IndieCommerce platform, which they say lacks features that online shoppers have come to expect.