At Basic Books, editorial director since 2007 Lara Heimert has been promoted to editorial and publishing director. In her new role she will play a larger role in the presentation and publication of the imprint’s books while freeing Basic Book Group publisher John Sherer to concentrate on the new Perseus digital marketing initiatives and to focus on the efforts at Westview Press and Nation Books.
At Little, Brown Children’s, both Connie Hsu and Kate Sullivan have been promoted to editor.
Liz Gately begins scouting for De Boekerij and Meulenhoff in the Netherlands as of October 1.
Books-A-Million has hired Tyler Novak as general counsel. She has practiced mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities work, most recently at Bradley Arant Boult and Cummings in Birmingham, Alabama.