Broadway has hired Diane Salvatore as vp, publisher, effective immediately, reporting to Crown Publishing Group president Jenny Frost. Deputy editorial director Charlie Conrad and the rest of the Broadway editorial staff now report to Salvatore.
A longtime magazine editor, she was editor in chief of of Ladies’ Home Journal for six years, through July 2008, where she relaunched it as “a modern magazine with lush photography and sophisticated design, while continuing and amplifying its tradition for high-quality journalism and social advocacy.” She published short fiction by authors including Lesley Dormen and Elizabeth Berg in the magazine, and is the author of five small-press novels. Her “mandate is to further develop the Broadway list, building upon the imprint’s recent successes.”
In Holland, Bruna will start a new (not yet named) imprint for translated literary fiction, with a focus on women readers, launching in spring 2010 and comprising 10 to 15 titles a year, run by Jacqueline Smit. Most recently Smit was the publisher of Sirene, where she published Sara Gruen, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lisa Unger, Claudia Schreiber and Laila Lailami among others in Dutch translation.
Borders has named Scott Laverty as chief information officer and Paul Devitt as director, e-Commerce Systems. Laverty was most recently SAP retail pratice leader for the US at IBM and he will be responsible for the “overall vision, strategic direction and tactical execution of all information technology systems and solutions.” Devitt was senior manager of e-Commerce Technologies at Circuit City.
Also at Borders, vp of corporate communications Anne Roman is returning to public relations consulting, joining a small marketing firm in Toledo. She will continue to work for Borders on a consulting basis, and will remain the primary “media contact point on the strategic and financial topics that I’ve always handled for the company.”