Answering the question of who would run HarperCollins’ It Books as Carrie Kania departs, the publisher said Thursday that Cal Morgan is being promoted to svp, publisher of the line, reporting to Michael Morrison. Morgan has been editorial director since It Books launched in 2009. He will also assume Kania’s role of overseeing the Harper Design, still led by vp, publisher Marta Schooler.
Morgan will take on these new responsibilities while continuing to serve as editorial director of Harper Perennial, as announced earlier in the week.
At HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, Caitlin McCaskey has been promoted to manager and Wade Lucas has been promoted to associate.
Pegasus Books has hired Maia Larsonas an associate editor, acquiring historical fiction and fantasy as well as history and biography.
In the Random House Publishing Group digital department: Lisa Turner has been promoted to senior digital project manager; Angel Pastrana takes the new roles of digital quality assurance analyst; April Flores moves over from publicity, as associate manager of digital marketing; and Carolyn Lynch has been hired as web producer.
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