At Scholastic, Anamika Bhatnagar has been promoted to Executive Editor and Director of Paperback Reprints, and Doug Analla has been promoted to Director, Marketing and Creative Services for Klutz. In addition, Samantha Schutz has re-joined the company as Executive Editor, Licensed Publishing. Previously she was at Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!.
At PublicAffairs, Brandon Proia has joined as editor, effective February 1, and Clara Platter has been named senior editor, effective March 1. Proja was previously with Basic Books and Platter arrives from Princeton University Press. In addition, senior editor Lindsay Jones is leaving after seven years to pursue independent editorial projects and other interests. Her last day is February 17.
Mina Park has been promoted to Director of Strategic Planning at BookScan US.
Mary McCagg has been promoted to Director of Licensing, Key Property Development and Proprietary Publishing at Candlewick Press.
Claire Sharpe has joined HarperCollins Canada as contracts and sub-rights administrator. Previously she was contracts manager for McLelland & Stewart.
Meghan Macdonald has joined the Transatlantic Literary Agency as a full-time agent. She has been freelancing for the agency since the fall of 2009,
In the UK, Phaidon Press plans to triple its output of children’s titles to 30 new children’s books by 2012, up from eight in 2010.
Amazon UK has reportedly made some changes to its books department. John Gahagan will oversee the company’s UK books business, while Amy Worth will now lead the UK Kindle content acquisition/vendor management team. Darren Hardy will be responsible for UK books vendor management.