John R. Fagan has joined the University of Pittsburgh Press as director of marketing and sales. He was formerly v-p and marketing director for 15 years at Penguin Books. A native of Pittsburgh, he is a graduate of the university and his first job in bookselling was at the University Book Center.
Press director Peter Kracht commented: "With a total of over 30 years in book publishing, John has a deep well of knowledge and an impressive skillset in marketing, sales, advertising, publicity, and social media work. John has vast experience in the promotion of serious fiction and nonfiction books in each of our key markets--the trade, college text adoptions, and academic sales."