At Viking, Allison Lorentzen has been promoted to senior editor.
Alive Communications' start-up sister company, the epublisher Bondfire Books, has hired Patton Dodd from Patheos.com to become executive editor. Founder Rick Christian says that "burgeoning sales and opportunity" since their soft launch in May drove the hire.
World Book Night US updated on the activity "two major new committees for the 2013 campaign" in an announcement. Their steering committee "has been meeting weekly to set strategy and priorities for year two" and a media strategy is focusing on key publicity goals. Additional committees are being formed to focus on author events, fundraising and sponsorship, friends of WBN, and book production and logistics.