Nathaniel Marunas was named Publisher at Quercus US. Jason Bartholomew, who is based in the UK, is Director in addition to his current role as Rights Director for Hodder, Headline, John Murray Press, and Quercus.
In children’s publishing, Michael Eisenberg joined Highlights in the newly created role of Director, Book Marketing. He will report to VP Print and eBook Sales and Marketing Jack W. Perry. Eisenberg has been Consultant at Highlights for the past five years and was previously SVP and Co-Publisher of Children’s Books at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. . .Michelle Bayuk joined Quarto Publishing Group US in the newly created position of Associate Director Children’s Book Marketing, Publicity, and Social Media. She was previously Associate Sales and Marketing Director at Egmont Publishing. . . Martha Rago will join Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group as Creative Director in February. She was previously Associate Creative Director at HarperCollins Children’s. . . Sandee Roston left her position as Publicity Director at HarperCollins Children’s and can be reached at [email protected]. . . Tim Ditlow joined Epic! as VP of Content. He was most recently Associate Publisher, Children’s Audio at Amazon.
Rebekah Anderson joined Sasquatch Books as Director of Marketing. She was most recently Supervisor, Customer Engagement Communications at Puget Sound Energy.
Ami Webster McConnell joined Howard Books as VP, Editor-in-Chief. Previously, she was Senior Acquisitions Editor for Fiction at HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
Disney/Hyperion hired Kieran Viola as Senior Editor. She was previously Editor at Alloy Entertainment.
Taylor Sperry joined Melville House as Editor. She was previously at Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Holly LaDue is now Acquisitions Editor at Prestel Publishing US, based in NY. She was previously Freelance Editor for Rizzoli.
Sarah Carstens joined Rizzoli as Client Publisher Sales Manager. She was formerly Sales Manager, Stationary & Calendars at teNeues Publishing.
At literary agencies, Camille Goldin joined Ann Rittenberg Agency as Agent while Penn Whaling has left. . . Andrea Hurst is retiring from the agency division of Andrea Hurst & Associates after 13 years. She will continue to work as Developmental Editor and Consulting.
Kristi Pfeffer joined Timber Press as Senior Designer. Formerly, she was Art Director at Lark Crafts.
Sharon Hancock is retiring from her position as Executive Director of Library Marketing and Outreach at Candlewick after more than 10 years with the company. She can be reached at [email protected].
Frank Weihenig joined Gutenberg Technology as VP, Sales, US. Formerly, he was Director Business Development-Prepress at codeMantra, LLC.
Katie Powell Bell joined Icon Media Group as Senior Publicist. She was previously Senior Publicist at HarperCollins Christian.
Chila Woychik retired as Managing Editor at Port Yonder Press after 5 years with the company and can be reached at [email protected].
Bob Minzesheimer will work Part-Time at the Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY in addition to working as Freelance Book Critic. He was previously at USA Today as Books Reporter.