Steve Wasserman will join Heyday Books as Publisher and Executive Director in July, succeeding Founder Malcolm Margolin, who retired at the end of 2015. Wasserman was previously Yale University Press Editor-at-Large and Los Angeles Times Book Review Editor. Heydey’s Editorial Director Gayle Wattawa will be Interim Publisher and Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing. Lindsie M. Bear will serve as Interim Executive Director in the meantime.
Matthew Shatz is the SVP of Sales and Business Development at Open Road Integrated Media. He was previously Chief Revenue Officer at Oyster.
In children’s publishing, Julie Matysik will join Running Press Kids as Editorial Director in mid-March. She was previously Editorial Director at Sky Pony Press. . . Marlo Scrimizzi joined Highlights Press as Editor. He was Associate Editor at Running Press Kids. . . At Scholastic, Nicholas Thomas joined as Publishing Manager for Chicken House and David Fickling Books. He was previously Editorial Assistant at Bloomsbury. . . Jade Yeung joined little bee books as Production Coordinator. She was formerly Production Associate at Norton. . . Senior Editor Sharyn November’s position at Viking Children’s has been eliminated. She can be reached at [email protected].
Mike Conway is now IT Director of Chronicle Books. He was Director, CRM and Analytics at Bare Escentuals.
Vanessa Kehren joined The Overlook Press as Editor. She was previously Editor at Blue Rider Press.
Shara Zaval joined Faber & Faber as US Publicity and Marketing Manager. She was most recently Editorial Manager of Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com at the Book Report Network.
Michelle Dellinger joined Sourcebooks as Managing Editor. She was Managing Editor at Software Services. Additionally, Monika Ebly joined as Licensing and Strategic Partnerships Manager. She was Program Manager at Media Star Promotions.
At agencies, Hilary Pecheone is now Director of Brand Development at New Leaf Literary & Media She was Senior Marketing Manager at Practising Law Institute. . . Paul Stevens joined Donald Maass Literary Agency as Agent. He was previously Editor at TOR and Quirk Books. . . Courtney Miller-Callihan opened the Handspun Literary Agency in San Diego. She was previously Agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. . . Ryann Stevenson Wahl is now Foreign Rights Manager and Literary Agent at Holloway Literary. He was previously Literary Scout at Jane Starr Literary Scouts. . . Teresa Kietlinski launched Bookmark Literary, which will be dedicated to children’s books.
Jeff Golick joined Dover Publications as Acquisitions Editor. He was previously Publishing Director at Dreamscape.
Anne Brewer joined Crooked Lane Books as Senior Acquisitions Editor. She was previously Editor at Thomas Dunne Books and Minotaur.