Nancy Inteli has joined Harper Children's early childhood as editorial director. Nancy She was the global editorial director at the Disney Book Group. The division has also hired both Kristen Pettit and Alexandra Cooper as executive editors. Petit was most recently with Razorbill and will acquire and develop teen and tween fiction; Cooper, who has been at Simon & Schuster Children's for thirteen years, joins the company next week.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Taryn Roeder has been promoted to associate director of publicity, while Brittany Edwards has been promoted to publicist of the new culinary group. In addition, at HMH Children's, Karen Walsh has been promoted to executive director of publicity.
In the UK, agent Julia Churchill is moving from the Greenhouse Literary Agency to AM Heath on April 15.
In yet another announcement from the London Book Fair, Hanser Verlag ceo Michael Krüger will receive the tenth annual Lifetime Achievement Award. He has worked at Hanser since 1968, and "is credited with making the publishing house one of the most important literary groups in Germany."
Penguin Group USA presented their fourth annual David Awards Thursday night, recognizing excellence in house video production and digital publishing, hailed as "one of publishing's…awards." Riverhead publisher Geoff Kloske's acceptance speech went so long (with comparisons to Beckett) that he needed to be drowned out by music.
Best Big Budget Video
Lizz Free or Die (Riverhead)
Best Animated Video
T-Rex Trying (Plume)
Best Indie Video
I Am Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn Books)
Best Digital Product
Mad Libs (Penguin Children's)