At Orion, Kate Mills has been promoted to publishing director, fiction, and Genevieve Pegg moves up to editorial director, fiction. Mills replaces Jon Wood, who is relinquished his responsibilities to focus on his other role as deputy group publisher. In addition, Amanda Harris has been promoted to publishing director, non-fiction.
Also in the UK, at Macmillan Children’s Books, Ruth Alltimes takes over immediately as publishing director, fiction. She will report to incoming publisher Belinda Rasmussen, who joins the comapny this fall. Editorial director Rebecca McNally is leaving the company at the end of October. Polly Nolan will join the unit on a temporary basis, from October 3 through Christmas, working as associate editorial director and reporting to Alltimes.
Caroline Brown has joined Running Press as publicity manager. She was formerly senior manager of marketing and publicity at Sterling Publishing.
At Clarkson Potter, Anna Mintz has been promoted to publicist.
Simone Garzella Literary Scouting has been appointed US literary scout for Forlaget Punktum in Denmark.
Paul Lindsay, a former FBI agent and NYT bestselling thriller writer (most recently using the pseudonym Noah Boyd) died September 1 at a Boston hospital of pneumonia. He was 68 and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Tor.com will feature a monthly recommended science fiction & fantasy reading list from Barnes & Noble, curated by longtime sci-fi/fantasy buyer Jim Killen. The series will kick off Tuesday with a discussion of opening volumes in epic fantasy series by Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and more.