At Grand Central's Forever and Forever Yours romance imprints, Amy Pierpont has been promoted to editor-in-chief, while Sourcebooks editorial manager Leah Hultenschmidt has joined as editorial director. Lauren Plude moves up to associate editor, reporting to Hultenschmidt, while Megha Parekh has been promoted to assistant editor.
At Crown, Danielle Crabtree has been promoted to marketing associate. Separately, Gianna Sandri has joined Crown Archetype as marketing associate. Previously she was a marketing assistant at Pearson Education. In addition, Maren Childs has joined the group ad/promo department as associate web developer. Previously she was at Workman.
Brenda Chin will join Belle Books on December 1 as editorial director of the imprint ImaJinn, a 15-year-old romance line recently acquired by Belle Books after the death of founder Linda Kichline on September 1. Chin was most recently senior editor at Harlequin.
Judge Denise Cote appointed Michael R. Bromwich to serve as external monitor over Apple to ensure its antitrust compliance, as specified in the permanent injunction agreed to by both parties last month. Currently a litigation partner at Goodwin Procter, Bromwich was designated by President Obama in 2010 as the first director of the newly created Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and was an Inspector General with the DOJ. Judge Cote also ordered Bernard Nigro, a partner at Fried Frank specializing in antitrust and competition and the other leading candidate for external monitor, to assist Bromwich in his responsibilities. In her order, Judge Cote noted after her interviews of both candidates that "it is clear either one is capable of doing an exceptional job as Monitor."
The Paris Review is looking for applications from authors interested in three weeks of paid solitude at the new Standard East Village hotel in January.