notes that "more and more, publishers are finding retail store partners
where authors--particularly novelists who write about fashion-conscious
young women--can mingle with the kinds of people who publishers think
will buy their books." The stores include Saks, DKNY, Chanel.
Jeff Tegge has joined Independent Publishers Group as v-p of sales. He
was formerly general manager and v-p of sales at Quality Books, the
distributor of small press titles to public libraries in North America.
He earlier was national sales manager for libraries, schools and rights
for Sourcebooks, marketing manager at Ferguson Publishing and senior
editor at Standard Educational Corp.
IPG president Mark Suchomel praised Tegge for being "innovative,
hardworking and straightforward," and said that besides his main
responsibilities, "he will also add tremendous expertise to our already
strong library marketing efforts."
Susan M. Taylor, book buyer at Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, Mass.,
and a 14-year bookselling veteran at Booksmith, is leaving the store as
of Friday, June 16, and moving to the Albany, N.Y., area to be closer
to family. She will pick up her bookselling career at the Book House of
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany.
David Sweeney has been promoted to senior director, mail order, retail
and wholesale in HarperCollins's special markets department. He has
been at the company since 1996 and works with more than 5,000 specialty
accounts, including Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters
and Restoration Hardware.
Marie Hergenroeder has been promoted to senior director, premium,
proprietary and display marketing in HarperCollins's specialty markets
department. Since joining the company in 2000, she has managed deals
with accounts such as General Mills, Kohl's and Paramount.
Doug Menake has been named v-p, director of inventory management for
the adult trade division in HarperCollins's operations and supply chain
group. He joined the company in 1994.
David Toberisky has been named v-p, director of inventory management
for HarperCollins's children's division. He joined the company in 1993.