John Maas and Sarah Passick have joined Sterling Lord Literistic as associate agents, working with Celeste Fine on platform-driven nonfiction. Maas was previously an assistant editor at Wiley and will focus on serious nonfiction, business, science, and personal development. Passick was an agent at Stonesong and will focus on commercial nonfiction, food, celebrity, bloggers, and successfully self-published authors.
Tim Wudurski has joined Chronicle Books as manager of production and creative systems. Previously, was responsible for production and IT at California Home+Design, 7×7 and Spin.
At Basic Books, Cassie Nelson is being promoted to director of publicity, and Betsy DeJesu is rising to associate director of publicity.
In the UK, David Graham is becoming managing director of Pavilion Books. He has been working with the business since the beginning of the year as a consultant.