Gillian Blake has been promoted to editor-in-chief at Henry Holt, effective September 1. She has been with the imprint since 2009, and before then held editorial positions at Bloomsbury and HarperCollins. She replaces former B&N Discover Great New Writers Program chair Jill Lamar, who exits Holt on August 31 after just six months with the imprint. Blake reports to president and publisher Stephen Rubin, and senior editor Aaron Schlechter and editor Sarah Bowlin will report to her.
Anne Tate will join Simon & Schuster as a senior publicist on August 29. Previously she was a senior publicist at HarperCollins.
At Avery, Miriam Rich has been promoted to associate editor.