In the continuing consolidation of responsibilities and reporting lines at the merged Penguin Random House, Random's Cyrus Kheradi has been promoted to svp, director of international sales & marketing for Penguin Random House, overseeing all of the company’s U.S.-originated activities in his area, including the sales team for Penguin's export market and its international marketing group. The company indicated that "selling responsibilities for the individual international reps at Random House and Penguin are unchanged." Kheradi also continues as director, East Asia business development for Random House.
He reports to Penguin Random House US president and coo Madeline McIntosh, who said: "For the past two decades Cyrus has been focused on the global marketplace..earning a stellar reputation for the outstanding results his team's customer- and publisher-centric approach have achieved in support of our titles."
At Scribner, John Glynn has been promoted to assistant editor.
At Macmillan, Debbie Derevjanik has been promoted to senior director of inventory management. She has been with Macmillan for 14 years.
Mike Conlon has rejoined Red Wheel Weiser Books as production manager in the Newburyport, MA, office. He had been working in digital books production at Premier Digital. Additionally, Kim Ehart has been promoted to publishing associate.
The Biographers International Organization is adding a Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography. The winner will receive $2,000 and "a careful reading from at least one established literary agent."