Candlewick editor-at-large Joan Powers has been promoted to group editorial director for the company’s new licensed publishing divisions Candlewick Entertainment and for Walker Entertainment, both of which will launch its first lists in spring 2014. Powers will report to Helen McAleer and will continue to edit select authors for Candlewick. In addition, Kristen Nobles has been promoted group art director for both divisions, reporting to Powers.
Clelia Gore will join Martin Literary Management on October 1, where she will oversee the agency’s new children’s division.
Mike Conlon has rejoined Red Wheel Weiser Books as production manager, in the company’s Newburyport, MA, office. Michael Alexander has been named assistant production editor, working out of RWW’s San Francisco office. Previously he worked in digital books production at Premier Digital Publishing.