Hodder & Stoughton is expanding the editorial staff at their Sceptre imprint. Drummond Moir has been hired as editorial director, commissioning both fiction and non-fiction. He's been at Heinemann for the past three years. Suzie Dooré will extending her role as editorial director at Hodder to acquire fiction for the imprint. (She already edits Chris Cleave, one of Sceptres' bestselling authors.) Both report to Carole Welch.
Writers House has learned that a series of fake emails claiming to be from WH agent Jodi Reamer have been circulating to self-published authors this week. "These emails, which contain a number of false statements, have not in fact come from Jodi Reamer and should thus be disregarded." One easy "tell": they advise that any e-mail from a non-Writers House address "expressing interest in representation is counterfeit."
President of the publications division of the American Chemical Society Brian Crawford has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of American Publishers. AAP board chairman and ceo of Hachette Book Group David Young says, "Brian will help expand the diversity of our leadership group by serving as a representative of not-for-profit publishers. Since that community has also played a critical role in the publishing industry's migration to digital delivery, his insight will be valuable."
At Candlewick Press, Maryellen Hanley has been promoted to assistant art director.
Corporate digital marketing vp at Random House, Inc., Pete McCarthy is leaving the company to join The Orchard, an indie music & video distributor specializing in digital strategies, as svp, marketing.