Despite it being a huge vacation month for publishers (and the rest of the northern hemisphere), there were moves all over the industry:
Jennifer Hart announced that Kathryn Gordon is joining William Morrow’s marketing department as Director of Brand Development. Gordon was most recently as the founder of The Book Hook, a branding firm and was the Director of Author Marketing at iUniverse, and earlier, Editorial Director of Simon & Schuster Online.
Babette Ross has joined Hachette Book Group as Associate Director in the client services department. Previously she was Director of Marketing at Kaplan and a consultant of digital marketing strategies.
The Christopher Little Agency has entered into a new affiliation with Curtis Brown. The Bookseller reported that Little will continue to operate independently, but Curtis Brown will now take responsibility for administering related contracts and selling clients’ translation rights.
Darin Sennett has joined Zola Books as Director of Bookseller Relations. He spent the past 17 years at Powell’s, where he helped build, manage and develop the store’s web presence and online retail operation. Mary Ann Naples and Seale Ballenger recently joined the startup.
Some changes at Penguin: Amber Qureshi, Executive Editor at Viking Penguin has left the company, “destination to be announced.” Meanwhile, Sonya Cheuse, previously Publicity Manager at Viking Penguin has joined Grand Central as Associate Director of Publicity. Rebecca Hunt, most recently Associate Editor at Penguin, has joined Harlequin Nonfiction as Editor.
Francine Fialkoff will be leaving Library Journal after 15 years as Editor-in-Chief on September 1.
Julie Grau, Publisher Spiegel & Grau announced that Ryan Doherty joins the company as a Senior Editor. He spent five years at Random House Publishing Group.
At Chronicle Books, Kim Burns has been named National Account Manager. She was most recently Director of Children’s Trade and Digital Marketing at Bloomsbury.
Michael Campbell has joined the University of Nevada Press as Marketing and Sales Manager. Previously he was Director of Business Development at becker&mayer!
Stacy Ashton has gone to McGraw Hill. She was formerly VP, Director Sales and Marketing at Readers Digest.
Hallie Patterson has been named Senior Publicist at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Previously she was Senior Publicist at at HarperCollins Children’s. And Kristina Aven has joined Little, Brown Children’s as Publicist. She was at Penguin Children’s. Ann Dye will join Little, Brown as Associate Director, Brand Marketing for James Patterson. She was most recently a Marketing Manager at Disney Publishing Worldwide. Flinn Gillan has joined the School & Library Marketing group as Marketing Assistant. Previously she was a Marketing Coordinator at Garland Science.
Judi Powers has resigned as Director of Marketing and Publicity at Sterling Children’s Books. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie Cecka has joined Knopf Children’s as Associate Publishing Director, reporting to VP Publishing Director Nancy Hinkel. Most recently she was Publishing Director at Bloomsbury Children’s.
Joan Lee is joining Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group as Senior Marketing Manager. She was previously Marketing Manager at Hyperion Books.
Marie Kent has joined Free Press as Imprint Marketing Manager reporting to Marketing Director Nicole Judge. She was previously in the School and Library Marketing Department of Penguin Young Readers Group.
Lisa Grubka joined Fletcher & Company as an agent. She had been an agent at Foundry Literary + Media for the past four years.
Sally Feller has joined Tor as Senior Publicist. She was previously with Black Dog & Leventhal.
Christine Foye will join Simon & Schuster as Retail Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest territory. She was previously with Wilcher Associates. Read More