Kathleen Schmidt has been named VP, Director of Marketing and Publicity at Perseus imprint Running Press at the publisher’s Philadelphia office. Schmidt joined the company in 2013 as publicity director for Weinstein Books.
Margaret Milnes has left her position at Running Press, where she was Senior Director, Brand Management, to relaunch her licensing and brand development consulting business. She can be reached at [email protected].
Karen Fink joined Putnam as Associate Director, Publicity. She was previously Deputy Director of Publicity at Grand Central Publishing. Maya Ziv joined Dutton as Executive Editor. She was most recently Senior Editor at HarperCollins.
Samantha Metzger joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as Subsidiary Rights Manager. She was Assistant Subsidiary Rights Manager at Macmillan Children’s.
Elizabeth Schaefer is now Editor, Licensed Publishing at Scholastic. She was previously Associate Editor at Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Matt Wise was named Director of Publishing for Blumhouse Books. He was previously Agent at Foundry Literary + Media.
Judy Heiblum is leaving Sterling Lord Literistic after 8 years to become a freelance Editor and Consultant. She can be reached at [email protected].
In scouting, Anabelle Saks joined Maria B. Campbell Associates as Senior Scout, working with Warner Bros. Feature, WBTV, New Line, and Horizon and Rachel Horowitz joined as Senior Scout for US Children’s. . . As previously mentioned in an update to the Early August Round-Up, Elisabeth Watson will join Aram Fox as Scout at the end of August. She is currently Subsidiary Rights Associate at Scribner/Touchstone.
Kristen Reach joined Kenyon Review as Associate Editor. She was most recently Editor at Melville House.
Kate Weiss joined Chelsea Green Publishing as Assistant Trade Sales Manager. She was Events Coordinator for Carmichael’s Bookstore.
Ayanna Coleman will join Behind the Book as Director of Development at the end of the month. She was most recently Senior Director of Programming, Partnerships, and Development at the Children’s Book Council.
Niki Marion joined Odyssey Bookshop as Children’s Department Director. She was most recently Marketing Assistant and One City One Story Project Manager at the Boston Book Festival.