Weber Gets a Top Post at Macmillan

Andrew Weber has been named global trade chief operating officer at Macmillan. Weber, who had been at Random House for 16 years, is joining Macmillan from

Von Mehren Leaving RHPG

The Random House Publishing Group has decided to decentralize the publication of its trade paperbacks. With the new alignment, Jane von Mehren, who took over the trade paperback program in 2005, is leaving Random.

Gallery Taps Bergstrom

Jennifer Bergstrom has been tapped to head Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint. Bergstrom, whose new title is v-p and publisher, had been editor-in-chief of the imprint.

Readerlink and txtr Partner

Readerlink signed an agreement with Berlin-based txtr to make txtr the exclusive e-bookstore partner for the e-book sales service that Readerlink is offering to its retail accounts.

Lulu Drops DRM

In an announcement posted on its Web site, stated that it is going to stop using Digital Rights Management to protect e-books that it sells directly to consumers. However, Lulu e-books purchased from mainstream online retailers will continue to be protected, but by the booksellers rather than by Lulu.

Lerner Promotes Stockland

Lerner Publishing Group has announced that Patricia Stockland, editorial director, has been named editor-in chief for the Minneapolis children’s publisher.

Lalicki Retires From HC

Barbara Lalicki, whose career in children’s book publishing spans more than 40 years, will retire at the end of January from HarperCollins.

Epstein to Head Young Readers At HBG

The Hachette Book Group has completed the restructuring of its sales operation that began last October, appointing David Epstein as v-p of sales, young readers.