Alibris parent company Monsoon Commerce has brought in Tommaso Trionfi as their new CEO, as Jim Cruckshank moves over to chairman of the board of directors. Trionfi has served previously as CEO of Merchantry, and Wimba prior to that. He has hired his former colleague Rob Teichman as vice president of engineering.
Brooks Sherman will join The Bent Agency on January 27, representing picture books, young adult and middle grade fiction, and adult fiction and select nonfiction. He was previously an agent at FinePrint Literary Management.
Veda Kumarjiguda has replaced Sooji Kim as digital marketing coordinator for Simon & Schuster Children’s and will work with Matt Pantoliano on title-specific digital marketing initiatives, social media, Pulseit, and more.
Michelle Komie will join Princeton University Press as executive editor for art and architecture. She previously worked in the same position at Yale University Press. Anne Savarese is now executive editor for literature at Princeton University Press, changing her area of responsibility from reference. She will continue to handle selected reference titles and the Princeton Classics paperback series.
At Macmillan, Peter Horoszko has been promoted to assistant editor at Picador and Brian Foster has moved up to editorial manager at Palgrave Macmillan. In sales, Kara Coughlin has been promoted to sales coordinator, distribution sales; Patricia Doherty has been promoted to national accounts manager; Jennifer Golding is now sales coordinator, children’s; Katie Hartman moves up to sales coordinator, special sales; and Ruth Esehak-Gillespie has been promoted to sales & promotion associate, international sales. Additionally, Stephanie Davis has been promoted to marketing manager at St. Martin’s.
The latest in the regular reshuffling of divisions at Harper UK has the fiction and nonfiction divisions coming together, with fiction publisher Kate Elton moving up to executive publisher of the combined lines. “A small number of roles” on the nonfiction side will be eliminated, the Bookseller reports discreetly. Their Thorsons imprint will be relaunched in 2015.
Franklin & Siegal Associates have been appointed literary scout for Proszynski in Poland.