Patrick Nolan has been promoted to vp, editor-in-chief and associate publisher at Penguin Books, reporting to Kathryn Court. He fills the position being vacated by Stephen Morrison when he joins Picador. Nolan has spent the past 12 years as director of trade paperback sales, and in his new role Nolan will be responsible for overseeing the editorial direction and shape of the Penguin Books list. “Patrick has been a big part of Penguin’s success over the last decade, and I very much look forward to working with him in his new role,” Court said in a statement.
Ryan Chapman will join the Penguin Press as marketing director on April 23. He has been online marketing manager at FSG since 2010. Associate Publisher Tracy Locke says, “Ryan’s ingenuity, sensibility, and command of the marketing landscape bring an invaluable voice and breadth of experience to The Penguin Press’s promotional engine, and make for an ideal fit for our list and our authors.”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has named John K. Dragoon as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, based in Boston and reporting to ceo Linda K. Zecher. He will lead their global marketing shared services and product marketing, as well as oversee brand and web strategies. His primary mission is “to lead a strategy, plan and process that allow HMH to further leverage its assets in new consumer markets worldwide.” Dragoon seven of the last 10 years as chief marketing officer and channel chief at Novell.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Sooji Kim has been promoted to digital marketing coordinator.
At Workman, Maggie Gleason has been promoted to associate publicist, and Anwesha Basu joins the company on April 25 as a publicity manager. She was at Sterling.
Health and wellness publisher Fairview Press has been purchased by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. R&L has distributed Fairview since 1996.
A memorial service for Barney Rosset will be held on Wednesday, May 9, in New York at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7th St. between 3rd and 4th Avenues.) The ceremony will begin at 5:30.
Perseus has announced another set of literary agencies that will make their Argo Navis digital publishing platform available to clients: April Eberhardt Literary, David Black Literary Agency, Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency, FinePrint Literary Management, Folio Literary Management, Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, Liza Royce Literary Agency, and Melanie Jackson Agency.