Little, Brown Has E-book Update

Little, Brown will publish its first e-book—only update December 1 when it makes available a 2,000-word piece on the subject of influenza in its The Vaccine Book by Dr. Robert Sears, first published in October 2007. In the e-book exclusive, Dr. Sears has updated the flu chapter of Vaccine to contain the latest information about this year's H1N1 and seasonal flu diseases and vaccines. The e-book--the entire book plus e-book addition--will be priced at $13.99, the same price as the print edition.

Bloomberg Press Closing

Bloomberg Press is closing down, although the exact timing is still to be worked out. The nine employees of the imprint, a small unit of Bloomberg L.P., may find positions within the larger company. Founded in 1996, Bloomberg Press published about 28 books a year on business and investing and has a backlist of about 140 titles.

'Spin' Release Moved Up

Random House has pushed up the paperback publication of the National Book Award winner for fiction, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. The trade paperback edition, originally slated for next spring, will now go on sale December 4 with a 100,000-copy first printing.

Duke to Publish Obama's Mother

The American Anthropological Association is working in conjunction with Duke University Press to publish Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia, a revised edition of the doctoral dissertation of S. Ann Dunham, the mother of President Barack Obama. A first printing of 10,000 copies has been set for the book, to be released this week.

Harlequin Horizons Has New Name

In the wake of criticism over its self-publishing imprint from different authors' groups, Harlequin has changed the imprint's name from Harlequin Horizons to DellArte Press. The imprint is a joint venture between Harlequin and AuthorSolutions.

Obiturary: Jim Sutton

Jim Sutton, who helped launch the career of Tom Clancy when Sutton was sales and marketing director at Clancy's first publisher, Naval Institute Press, died last week after suffering a heart attack at the Frankfurt Book Fair. After leaving NIP, Sutton became publisher of Brassey's U.S. At the time of his death, Sutton was owner of Specialist Marketing International. Among his survivors is Ellen Loerke, director, business development, Books International Inc. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5, at 2 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md.