Nicole de Jackmo has been named publicity manager for Quirk Books. Previously she was a senior publicist for Running Press.
Meghan Cassidy joins Free Press as senior publicist as of Monday, August 15. Previously she was a senior account executive at Widmeyer Communications.
Joy Aquilino has joined Sixth&Spring Books as editorial director. Previously she was executive editor of Watson-Guptill/Potter Craft.
At Phaidon Press, Peter Tittiger has been promoted to publicist.
At Lonely Planet, Gary Todoroff has been promoted to v-p, sales, Brice Gosnell moves up to v-p, publishing, and publisher, Americas, Marc Visnick has been promoted to director of sales, North America, and Avi Martin moves up to national accounts manager, online and e-books.
Egmont UK will launch a new YA imprint, Electric Monkey, starting in March 2012. The imprint, aimed at 12-to-15 year olds, will publish ten YA titles in ts first six months with one or two titles per month thereafter.