Hires, Promo At Unbridled

Melani Martinez and Rachel J.K. Grace have both been hired by Unbridled Books. Martinez has joined as marketing assistant, and Grace has been brought on as Web marketer and manager. Alaine Borgias has been promoted from marketing assistant to marketing associate.

Kharbanda Up at HM

Sanj Kharbanda has been promoted from manager of e-marketing initiatives to senior marketing manager within the trade/reference division at Houghton Mifflin. Kharbanda, who has a background in technology, was also a bookseller at WordsWorth Books in Cambridge, Mass.

Schulze Rises At Crown

Karin Schulze, formerly foreign rights manager, has been promoted to assistant director, foreign rights, responsible for the U.K. and Australia.

Liguori Taps Kessler

Liguori Publications, a religious and educational publisher based in Liguori, Mo., has named Rev. Mathew Kessler, C.Ss.R., president and publisher. Father Kessler was a parish priest and mission teacher before joining Liguori in 2001.

Sussman to LearningExpress

Steve Sussman has been named director of sales, print products, at LearningExpress, a provider of print and online educational and professional resources. Sussman was most recently national sales manager at Barron's Educational Series Inc., and has also held sales and managerial roles with Simon & Schuster, Putnam and Avon.


Thomas L. Lanigan

Thomas Lanigan, founder of Humana Press, died on September 24 in Passaic, N.J. Lanigan started Humana, which focuses on science, technology and medical books, in 1977 and built it into a leading publisher of research in a number of fields, including molecular biology and cancer research. The company was acquired recently by Springer Science+Business Media. Lanigan is survived by his wife, Julia, and son, Thomas.

Sheldon Meyer

Oxford University Press editor Sheldon Meyer died on October 9. Meyer, who had an authoritative knowledge of such subjects as American history, jazz and baseball, worked on the Universal Library series at Grosset & Dunlap before joining OUP in 1956. At OUP, Meyer edited six Pulitzer Prize—winning books and 17 Bancroft Prize winners. Among his list of distinguished authors were Eric Barnouw, Ray Billington, Charles Capper, Robert Dallek, John Demos and Stanley Elkins.