At Crown, Rica Allannic has been promoted to executive editor, Clarkson Potter, and Kate Tyler has been promoted to publicity director, Crown Illustrated, which comprises the Clarkson Potter, Potter Craft, Potter Style, Watson-Guptill, and Amphoto Books imprints. Kim Small has also been named publicity director for Potter Style, in addition to directing publicity for Potter Craft, Watson-Guptill, and Amphoto Books.
Laura Meyer will join Harper UK as chief information officer in mid-January 2012, reporting to coo Keith Mullock. Meyer, who will be tasked with the responsibility of upgrading the publisher’s systems to deal with the change towards digital, will also sit on the company’s executive board. Previously she was svp, technology and operations for Turner Broadcasting System Europe.
Katie Shea has joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in fiction (especially women’s fiction and commercial-scale literary fiction) and memoir. She was previously an agent with Johnson Literary Agency.
At Hachette UK, Matt Wright has been promoted to managing director, distribution, responsible for all aspects of the group’s logistics operations, including customer service and credit control.
Bethanne Patrick has joined Book Riot as executive editor. Aimed at readers ages 18 to 34, in a separate press release the site celebrates attracting 13,000 people in two weeks. Most recently she worked briefly at Shelf Awareness, helping to launch their new newsletter for readers.
November 1 is the deadline for the newly-expanded Publishing Innovation Awards, now covering 14 categories, to be presented at the next Digital Book World in January. For those still interested in entering, we have a special code for you to use — PubLunchPIA11 — which provides a nice 35 percent discount on the $200 entry fee.
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