May Wuthrich will join Rob Weisbach Creative Management as a senior associate, developing her own clients as well as contributing to the company’s efforts for their other clients. Wuthrich has worked in film development, scouting, and electronic business initiatives.
Barbara Marcus, whose one-year consulting arrangement with Penguin Children’s was already extended for six months longer than planned, will move on at the end of this month.
Judy Pray is now a senior editor at Workman’s Artison Books. She was at Clarkson Potter.
Michael McKenzie has been promoted to senior publicity director at Ecco.
At F+W Media, Tim Langlitz has moved over to run a newly-created audience development division, which will “leverage the core skills of the circulation staff and further implement effective online engagement programs such as Search, Social and Email Marketing.”
Simon & Schuster will handle all sales, distribution, and fulfillment of Weldon Owen‘s new food & drink titles and backlist in the US and Canada, starting March 2. Weldon Owen has published their Williams Sonoma cookbook line through S&S’s Free Pree division, and will now publish those titles directly. Compamny ceo Terry Newell says: “Given our long and successful experience creating books for Williams-Sonoma, we believe now is the right time to take on the publishing, marketing and distribution of these quality cookbooks to the trade. With our longtime publishing partner and industry-leading distributor Simon & Schuster, we expect to build on the success and credibility of the Williams-Sonoma brand with more consumers.”