People, Etc.

Anna deVries joined Picador as senior editor earlier in November, acquiring both nonfiction and fiction hardcovers and trade paperback originals, while also assisting in the publishing of paperback reprints. Most recently, she had worked at Scribner for seven years.

At Kobo, Pieter Swinkels has been promoted to vp, acquisition and "will be leading Kobo's global publisher outreach and content acquisition team" from their Toronto headquarters.

Julia Pastore has joined Demos Health as executive editor where she will help grow their list of trade health and self-help titles. She was a senior editor at Crown Archetype and Harmony Books.