Mark Kuyper is leaving his position as Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, where he had served for a year. Previously he was President/CEO at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
At HarperCollins, VP and Executive Editor Hugh Van Dusen is to retire on August 30.
Lisa Erickson returned to the Crown Publishing Group as Associate Director of Marketing for Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and TimDuggan Books; she was most recently Associate Director of Marketing at Little, Brown and Company. Alaina Waagner joined as Marketing Manager; she was previously Marketing Manager at Penguin Random House. Douglas Mann joined Waterbrook Multnomah as Senior Marketing Manager; he was previously Senior Account Executive at Creative Blue Marketing Agency. Jamie Lapeyrolerie will join as Marketing Manager on August 15; she was previously Marketing Coordinator at Zeno Imaging.
Mark Budde will join Lerner Universal Corporation as EVP of operations in mid-August; he was previously VP of operations at Miratec Systems.
At B&T Global Publishers Services, Chitra Bopardikar is the new VP and General Manager; she was previously VP of international sales and business development at Perseus. Michael Abbott joins as Director of Sales and Marketing (Europe, Middle East, & Africa) and as Director of New Business Development. He was most recently Group Sales and Marketing Director (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean) at Random House.
At Macmillan, Devi Pillai joined Tor as Associate Publisher; she was previously Editorial Director at Orbit. Diana Gill is to join Tor/Forge as Executive Editor; she was previously Executive Editor at Berkley’s Ace and Roc imprints. Melissa Zar joined Macmillan Children’s as Marketing Manager; she was previously a marketing manager at Random House Children’s. Sarah Bowlin is leaving Henry Holt where she worked as Senior Editor.
At agencies…Jemima Forrester will join David Higham Associates as Literary Agent in mid-September; she was previously Editor at Orion Publishing Group. Laura Spieller joined TriadaUS as Assistant Literary Agent; she was previously an assistant to the children’s scout at Mary Anne Thompson Associates. Penny Moore joined Empire Literary as Agent with a focus on YA; she was previously an agent at FinePrint Literary Management. Hannah Fergesen joined KT Literary as Agent for speculative adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction; she was previously Literary Assistant at Trident Media Group. At Gotham Ghostwriters, Brooke Carey joined as Chief Matchmaking Officer; she will oversee the agency’s searches and their network of writers. She was previously Editor at Gotham. Janet Reid joined New Leaf Literary & Media as Director of Literary Development and Agent; she was previously Agent at FinePrint Literary Management. Publishing attorney Susan Spann has joined Donaghy Literary Group as Contracts Manager.
Ursula Cary left Rodale Books, where she worked as Senior Editor, to pursue a career as a freelance editor and writer.
Jen Adams joined Sounds True as Freelance Editor; she was previously Editor at Gibbs Smith and Quark Books.
Carolyn Cox joined Open Road as Editor of The Alt, a forthcoming website for lovers of sci-fi and fantasy; she was previously Editor at The Mary Sue. Rachel Chou is leaving her job as General Manager, Chief Content Officer.
Andrew Yackira left his job as Editor at Tarcher Perigee to found Pigasus Books, a writing and publishing consultancy.
Courtney Nobile joined Basic Books as Assistant Director of Publicity; she previously worked as Public Relations Specialist at Fortier.
In children’s, Regina Flath joined Random House Children’s as Senior Designer; she was previously Senior Designer at Simon & Schuster Children’s. Jaclyn Whalen joined as Designer; she was previously Design Associate at Vintage/Anchor . . .Tara Shanahan joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s as Senior Publicity Manager; she was previously Senior Publicist at Penguin Random House . . . Crystal McCoy joined Little Bee Books as Senior Publicist; she was previously Senior Account Executive at B/HI . . . Ed White joined Highlights for Children as Manager of Retailing Planning and Allocation; he was previously Manager of Inventory Planning and Analysis for the Hudson Group. Joanne Lee joined Little, Brown Children’s as Graphic Designer for the Creative Services department; she was previously Designer at McGraw-Hill Education.
Wren Hanks joined The Experiment as Associate Publicist; they were previously Associate Editor at Sundress Publications.
Annie Stone joined BookBub as Account Manager; she was previously Editor at Alloy Entertainment.
David Dissanayakeas joined Oni Press as Sales Manager; he was previously Director of Sales and Marketing at Magnetic Press.
Matt Wise has joined Adaptive Studios as the Vice President of Publishing and Literary Development. He was previously the Director of Publishing for Blumhouse Books. Read More