Kelly Snowden joins Ten Speed Press as associate manager, publicity and marketing, cookbooks. She spent the previous six years at Food & Wine Magazine, most recently as staff assistant features editor. In addition, Sarah Pulver has joined the imprint as designer, having most recently been a design fellow at Chronicle Books, and Ashley Matuszak joins as marketing assistant.

Erin Buterbaugh joins MacGregor Literary as a literary agent, focusing on children's books, YA, lifestyle titles, cookbooks, the arts, and some select fiction.

The WSJ continues its series of articles praising Random House, this time focused on Gina Centrello's successful leadership of the expanded Random House Publishing Group, "one of the hottest publishers in the U.S." That division "increased revenue in double-digit percentage terms" last year, helped by the rediscovery of George R.R. Martin thanks to the HBO series. (Meanwhile, the CBC covers Nova Scotia libraries that are "boycotting" Random House Inc. "over what they call unfair e-book pricing.")