Michael Campbell joins becker&mayer! in the new position of vp, sales, marketing & new business development. He has previously been director of sales and marketing at three Pacific Northwest publishers: Martingale, Timber Press, and most recently Graphic Arts. Ryan Kelly joins the company as international sales associate (he worked in specialty retail sales for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and Amy Levenson has been promoted to group manager, international sales.
Debbie Harmsen joins BenBella Books as editor-in-chief of the general nonfiction line. She has worked for magazines, newspapers and book publishers, most recently editing travel guides at Random House.
HCI Books has announced a new line, Vows, combining romance and memoir, to launch in October 2010. They dub it “reality-based romance,” producing novels
“based on personal interviews with real couples whose love stories read like the best in romantic fiction.” Launch authors include veterans Judith Arnold, Alison Kent, and Julie Leto.