Five months after publisher Judy Hottensen departed for Grove Atlantic, Weinstein Books has announced a new management team. For the top position they are hiring from within their co-venture partner Perseus’s team, naming Vanguard Press associate publisher Georgina Levitt as publishing director. Former Simon & Schuster editor Amanda Murray is joining the imprint as editorial director. Harvey Weinstein says in the announcement, “With a new publishing team now in place at Weinstein Books, I foresee exceptional results from the books already slated for publication this spring and beyond, as well as a burst of creative energy for acquisitions that will make our partnership even more exciting going forward.”
Billy Kingsland has been promoted to managing director at literary agency Kuhn Projects, “both an acknowledgement of his stellar ongoing work serving the agency’s clients as well as an expression of his growing role in the agency going forward.” Kingsland joined Kuhn Projects in 2004 after stints at William Morris and Russell & Volkening. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency and continue to oversee the agency’s foreign rights and film and television rights, as well all agency contracts.
Mark Weinstein has been named executive editor at Rodale Books, responsible for working with Runner’s World and Bicycling magazines to develop and produce branded book projects as well as independent title acquisition. He was most recently senior editor at Skyhorse and in his new position reports to Rodale Books publisher Stephen Perrine.
Trinity Ray has formally announced the creation of his own lecture bureau, The Tuesday Agency, based in Iowa City, Iowa. Started late last year, clients include such authors as Harlan Coben, Luis Alberto Urrea, Frank Delaney and Joseph Ellis. Ray had been a vp at the American Program Bureau in Boston.
Roshan Nozari has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s in the new position of e-marketing & publicity specialist, focusing on social media and other online efforts. She was previously publicity associate at Random House Children’s Books digital publishing group.
Caryn Wiseman has been promoted to senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
At Little, Brown Children’s, Maria Gonzalez has been promoted to senior designer and Liz Caslashas moved up to junior designer.