At Perseus, Scott Edinburgh joins as director, corporate strategy and business development, reporting to Clare Peeters. Previously he was manager, global strategy and corporate development at the InterContinental Hotels Group. In addition, Timothy Cheng has been named special sales manager, having most recently been special sales manager for online, mail order, national specialty accounts at Sterling.
Christine Schillig has resigned as executive editor at Andrews McMeel Publishing as of June 29 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has been with the company for seventeen years, and will continue as editor-at-large for selected projects.
Claire Daniel has been named digital media manager at Hilsinger-Mendelsohn East. Previously she was associate editor and marketing coordinator at YourTango.com. In addition, Emily Pearson has been promoted to publicist.
At the Overlook Press, Sasha Karlins has been promoted to assistant manager, sales and marketing.
At Random House Children’s, Nadine Mims and Katie Lenox have been named named national account managers for Walmart and Readerlink Distribution Services, respectively.
Linda Clark Associates is now scouting for Loewe Verlag, who are now publishing for adult readers age 18-30 in addition to their young adult and middle grade publishing program.
Publishing consultant Philip Turner will work with Toronto-based online expert network and events marketplace company SpeakerFile on its new Publisher Edition, which promises “to change the way conference organizers discover and book authors for speaking engagements.” The online platform, now extended to publishers, does not charge a commission for speaker placements; the platform generates revenue from premium speaker profiles and corporate speaker bureau software.
Barnes & Noble will formally move its Nook developer team into a 200,000 square-foot facility in Stanford Research Park sometime next year, the WSJ reports.
Lori Perkins has resigned as editorial director of Ravenous Romance after four years with the company. She will continue to run the L. Perkins Literary Agency and work on other writing projects.
Harlequin and Mills & Boon have launched So You Think You Can Write, a free 24/7 online conference taking place between September 17-21, as well as a global writing contest in which the winner will be awarded a publishing contract to write a series romance novel for Harlequin/Mills & Boon.