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Michelle Howry will join Hachette Books as executive editor on July 11. Previously she was executive editor at Touchstone. Laurie Chittenden has moved over to St. Martin's Press as executive editor from Thomas Dunne Books, where she held the same position. Rhea Lyons will join Rodale as subsidiary rights director…

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Adrienne Szpyrka will join Running Press Kids as associate editor on July 11. Previously, she was editor at Sky Pony Press. At Macmillan, Jonathan Hollingsworth has been promoted to ebook channel associate director. Mark Irwin has joined Insight Editions as senior editor. Previously he was a trading card brand manager…

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Hachette Book Group Relocates 52 Jobs

Hachette Book Group announced changes to several divisions, related to the Perseus Books Group acquisition and warehouse expansion in Lebanon, IN, saying those developments provided "an opportunity to reevaluate where certain functions of HBG’s business are situated in order to make the most efficient use of the many offices we now have." As a…

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Julie Stevenson will join Lippincott Massie & McQuilkin as an agent to expand her list of literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, YA and children's books. Previously she was an agent at Waxman Leavell and Sobel Weber Associates. She will divide her time between New York and her hometown of Missoula,…

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With the move of Thomas Dunne Books to a boutique imprint, TD Books vp, associate publisher Pete Wolverton becomes vp, executive editor at St. Martin's, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Laura Lee Mattingly has joined Present Perfect Dep't as a literary agent and partner to founder Kate Woodrow. Mattingly, previously senior…

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Patricia Hespanha has been appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil, responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, establishing strategic direction, and setting the editorial program for profitable business growth. Hespanha, who most recently served as executive director, infrastructure for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games, succeeds…

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Thomas Dunne Books Gets "Smaller And More Focused"

After 45 years at St. Martin's Press and 30 years running his own imprint, Thomas Dunne announced the imprint will become a "smaller and more focused group" consisting of executive editor Peter Joseph; associate editor Melanie Fried; and Dunne's assistant Cameron Jones. The restructured imprint will continue to acquire several…

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Liz Kossnar has been promoted to associate editor at Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. Jordan Hamessley has joined Insight Editions as senior editor, children's. She was previously editorial director for Adaptive Books. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates are now scouting for Shandong Jiabo. Poet, essayist, and novelist Michelle Cliff,…

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David Lamb has joined Hachette Books as assistant editor. Previously he was an editorial assistant at Scribner. Damon Reiss has been promoted to head of custom sales & strategy for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Penguin Classics publisher Elda Rotor is profiled by CNN Philippines. Though much of the conversation revolves around…

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People: Seal Press Moves to Da Capo, and More

Perseus Books Group imprint Seal Press is being aligned within the company, moving from its historical place as part of the Avalon Group -- Avalon Publishing purchased Seal in 2002 -- to a more practical alignment with PBG's Da Capo Press, where Seal will be an imprint. As a result, the…

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