Annie Stone has joined Harlequin Teen as associate editor. Previously she was an assistant editor at Harper.
Kristina Aven has joined Little, Brown Children’s as a publicist. She was at Penguin Children’s. Ann Dye will join Little, the unit as associate director, brand marketing for James Patterson. She was most recently a marketing manager at Disney Publishing Worldwide.
At Canada’s Kids Can Press, managing editor Semareh Al-Hillal has been promoted to the new position of associate publisher, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the editorial, editorial services and design departments, reporting to acting publisher Lisa Lyons. Jennifer Grimbleby has been promoted to production editor; DoEun Kwon is now production editor; Adrienne Tang moves over to serve as rights manager; Danielle Mulhall has been promoted to cross media specialist, responsible for e-book production and distribution and online marketing; and Mike Reis rejoins the company as graphic designer; reporting to Art Director Marie Bartholomew.
Cengage’s Gale has sold Sleeping Bear Press to Minnesota-based Cherry Lake Publishing. Sleeping Bear and their staff of 10 will remain in their Ann Arbor, MI offices.
Chinese academic publisher Commercial Press has entered into a content-sharing agreement with German publishing house De Gruyter, with the two companies set to produce translations of the other’s titles. The agreement is for print and digital versions.