Summer Smith has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as publicity manager. She was previously a senior publicist at Putnam and Riverhead.
Whitney Peeling is leaving Public Affairs and Jaime Leifer is returning to the company as publicity director from her stint in the pr department at The New Yorker.
Lisa Degroff has been promoted to senior marketing manager, hardcover at Penguin Children’s.
Esi Sogah has been promoted to associate editor at the Morrow/Avon imprint.
In the Morrow-Avon-Eos-Morrow Cookbooks publicity department, Brianne Halverson has been promoted to associate director; Danielle Bartlett has been promoted to senior publicity manager; and Adam Rochkind has been named publicist.
In obituaries, Louis Auchincloss, 92, died following a recent stroke and historian Howard Zinn, 87, died of a heart attack.