At Other Press, Megan Feulner has been promoted to publicist, and Sophia Sherry has been promoted to publicity and marketing coordinator.
Tisse Takagi has joined Basic Books as associate editor. Previously she was at Oxford University Press.
Justina Batchelor has joined Touchstone as a publicist. She was at Crown.
Jessica Shoffel joined Penguin Children’s as a publicist. She was previous in the publicity department at Random House Children’s Books.
Larissa Edwards, currently associate publisher at Random House Australia, will join Simon and Schuster Australia this July in a newly created role as head of publishing, reporting to managing director Lou Johnson.
Canadian publishing veteran and literacy advocate Tom Best has been appointed executive director of First Book Canada. (First Book distributes books to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.) His publishing jobs have included roles at Harper Canada, Raincoast Books, CDG Books, Key Porter Books and H.B. Fenn.
South African publishers New Africa Books and Briza Publications will now be distributed to the trade by International Publishers Marketing.