Amazon Publishing editorial director of Little A and New Harvest Julia Cheiffetz announced on Twitter, “I resigned from Amazon Publishing yesterday. I’m grateful to my devoted team and proud of our books. On to new adventures.”
Rachel Bressler will join Plume as editorial director on July 14, taking over from Phil Budnick (recently named director of field & wholesaler sales for Penguin’s adult hardcover division). Bressler was the executive director of corporate and publisher relations at The Park Literary Group, and prior to that was associate publisher at Ecco.
Paul Whitlatch is joining the Hachette Books imprint as senior editor, starting July 21 and reporting to Mauro DiPreta. Whitlatch has been at Scribner.
At Norton, publicity director Elizabeth Riley has been promoted to the new position of senior publicity director, and associate directors Rachel Salzman and Erin Lovett have both been promoted to publicity director.
Former Today Show book producer Andrea Smith has joined Atria as senior publicist, reporting to deputy director Lisa Sciambra. Smith recently relocated back to NYC.
At Random House Children’s, Becky Green has been promoted to vp, director, children’s retail sales.
At Rodale Books: Brent Gallenberger has been promoted to associate director, sales and marketing; Karen Griffiths is now senior manager, operations and sales; and Evan Klonsky moves up to associate sales and marketing manager.
Former editorial director of Virgin Books at Penguin Random House UK Kate Moore is now running her own business as a freelance editorial consultant, offering writing, ghosting, editing and proofreading services to a variety of publishers and agents.