Knopf Doubleday has announced a number of promotions in the division’s publicity department. Michiko Clark has been promoted to director of publicity, Pantheon & Schocken, while Michelle Somers moves up to associate director of publicity. Josie Kals has been promoted to publicity manager, Knopf & Pantheon, while also taking on added responsibility for the division’s poetry program. Elizabeth Lindsay and Erica Hinsley both move up to publicist, while Erinn McGrath has been promoted to associate publicist.
Separately, Sara Eagle has been named marketing manager, effective July 8, having most recently been a senior publicist, and Lena Khidritsaya is leaving the company and relocating to Washington, DC.
Kayleigh George has joined Crown Publishing Group as Marketing Manager, focusing on the Hogarth imprint as well as fiction and nonfiction titles from Crown and Broadway. She was most recently senior marketing associate, library marketing at HarperCollins.
Simon & Schuster and the Algonquin Hotel are partnering on a guest package in the newly-minted Simon & Schuster Suite as well as an events series, the latter beginning in this summer with Chuck Klosterman’s I WEAR THE BLACK HAT. The Simon & Schuster suite package, offered for $459 a night, will be located on the hotel’s 7th floor and includes a bookcase housing a permanent collection of literary classics and modern bestsellers; an advance copy of a forthcoming title published by an S&S imprint as part of turndown service; and a complimentary breakfast at the Algonquin restaurant.
“We are constantly looking for non-traditional venues that can expand the range of attendees at author events, as well as partnerships that can bring further visibility to our current publishing and company history,” said svp, marketing for S&S Liz Perl in the announcement. “The Algonquin, with its longstanding and illustrious literary tradition, and its appeal to author, reader, and traveler alike, is the perfect partner to further that ongoing effort.” General manager of the Algonquin Gary Budge added: “creating this Suite and partnership with Simon & Schuster is not only ‘on brand’ for us, but brings our guests a wonderful experience to enhance their time spent here.”