John Mark Boling has joined Grove/Atlantic as a senior publicist. He was previously a trade and academic marketing manager at Continuum. Peter Blackstock has been promoted to assistant editor.
At Random House, four executives "who are leading important corporate business areas" have been promoted to senior vice president: Milena Alberti, Director, Corporate Development and Strategy; Amanda Close, Director, Digital Marketplace Development; Nihar Malaviya, Director, Strategy, Analytics, and Program Development; and Nina von Moltke, Director, Digital Publishing Development.
Kate Brown will join Yale University Press as coo. She was most recently managing director of Bank of America's Technology, Media, and Telecom Group in its New York office.
LJ book review editor Heather McCormack is leaving the publication on July 17 after nearly 14 years there in a variety of posts. She is joining 3M as collection development manager, starting August 6.
Rajdeep Mukherjee is joining Pan Macmillan India as svp, head of the unit, on September 19. He is currently Sales and Marketing Director for Harvard Business School Publishing and was, until three years ago, Pan Macmillan's sales and marketing manager for the Indian Sub-continent for eleven years. Rajdeep will take over from Daniel Watts, whose next position "will follow in due course."
Liz Gately is now scouting for Cartaphilus in Hungary.
Lowell Irven Farley, 81, passed away July 3, following a vigorous battle against lung cancer. Together with his wife Edna who died last year, they became one of themost foremost book publicity teams, promoting and touring hundreds of bestselling authors for over 30 years. There will be a memorial service Saturday, July 14 in Coconut Creek, FL and another Tuesday, July 17 in Indianapolis, IN 46227. For info, contact: Eliza J. Farley Gomez, 954-772-5803 or email@example.com