April was a busy month for industry moves: Lee Boudreaux, Editorial Director of HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint, was given her own imprint at Little, Brown. Boudreaux will have the title of VP and Editorial Director and will start on September 2, overseeing an eponymous line publishing eight to ten titles per year.
Stacy Creamer was named VP and Executive Editor of the newly announced imprint at Hachette, built off of the Hyperion backlist, Hachette Books. Creamer had been most recently Publisher of Simon & Schuster‘s Touchstone imprint. Creamer, who starts at Hachette on June 16, will report directly to Mauro DiPreta, who was recently named Publisher of Hachette Books.
The National Book Foundation announced that Benjamin Samuel is joining the organization as Program Manager. He has been an Editor of the online journal Electric Literature since 2009 and Co-founded the digital magazine, Recommended Reading, and his writing has appeared in Publisher’s Weekly, McSweeney’s, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. He will report to the Foundation’s Executive Director, Harold Augenbraum.
St. Martin’s VP, Associate Publisher Marketing and Sales Ops, Matthew Baldacci, moved to Scholastic as VP of Marketing for the trade publishing division on April 28. Baldacci will oversee marketing and brand strategy for all trade imprints, reporting to Ellie Berger. He has worked at SMP since 1998.
Phaidon Press announced it has appointed Deb Aaronson as VP Publisher at Phaidon in NY; she was previously Publisher at Abrams. Emily Takoudes was named Executive Commissioning Editor for Food, also working out of the New York office. Takoudes was previously Senior Editor at Clarkson Potter. Elinor Smith has joined the London office as Commissioning Editor for Food; she was previously at Pan Macmillan.
Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of Culinary Digital Editorial Director. She will be working from the New York office with the Culinary Marketing, Editorial, and Digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly Senior Marketing Manager at Clarkson Potter.
Elyse Turr has been named Sales and Marketing Manager at Shire Publications and Old House Books, part of the Osprey Group. She was formerly an Assistant Marketing Manager at Oxford University Press.
Mike Salisbury has joined Yates & Yates as Associate Literary Agent. Most recently, he was Marketing Director of Trade Books at David Cook.
At David R. Godine, David Goldberg has been named Director of Sales and Marketing. Previously, he was a Sales Representative at W.W. Norton. In addition, Megan Sullivan has joined as Publicity Manager. Previously, she was an Assistant Editor at America’s Test Kitchen.
Kate Sullivan is joining Delacorte Press as a Senior Editor on May 5. She was previously at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Grace Kendall is joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers as an Editor; she was previously an Associate Editor at Scholastic.
Krestyna Lypen has joined Algonquin Young Readers in the newly created position of Associate Editor. She was most recently Associate Editor of Children’s Books for Workman Publishing.
Ashley Woodfolk has joined Random House Children’s Books as Assistant Marketing Manager for Trade. She was previously at the Random House Publishing Group.
Cassandra Galante has joined Simon & Schuster as a Digital Sales Manager. She was previously Marketing Manager at Macmillan.
Karen Holt has joined the staff of CN Times Books as Editor, Acquiring Nonfiction Books. Holt, who will report to VP and Associate Publisher Paul Harrington, was formerly Deputy Editor at Publishers Weekly and Contributing Books Editor at O, the Oprah magazine. She can be contacted at [email protected].
Gypsy da Silva, “one of the legendary copy editors in the world of trade publishing,” as the S&S announcement stated, has retired from S&S as of April 30. Nancy Inglis, Director of Copy Editing for Simon & Schuster’s Adult Publishing, has also retired. She first joined S&S in 2000, after having held a series of positions at Random House for thirty years, and has been in her current role since 2003. Navorn Johnson has joined S&S as Director of Copyediting for Adult Publishing. Navorn worked for nearly 20 years at Hyperion, most recently as Associate Director, Managing Editorial; she also held positions as Managing Editor, Copy Chief and Production Editor. Read More