At Little, Brown Children’s, Alvina Ling has been promoted to vp, editor-in-chief, overseeing the publishing program (excluding licensing). Pam Gruber moves up to senior editor; and Allison Moore is now associate editor. Jennifer McClelland-Smith will join group as marketing coordinator on November 10. She was most recently an administrative assistant temp for HBG’s international sales department.
Morgan Doremus has joined Sourcebooks as publicity & marketing manager, Sourcebooks Casablanca. Previously she was marketing manager at Hachette’s Forever imprint.
Veterans Maha Khalil and Rodger Weinfeld will join Skyhorse Publishing, as part of the publisher’s “strategic restructuring plan to build teams with expertise to support the overall growth and continued success of the company.” As director of sales and marketing, Khalil will oversee all trade sales accounts, Canada and international markets and work closely with Perseus on account specific promotions, reporting to Bill Wolfsthal. Weinfeld is managing editor, reporting to cfo Michael Rentas.
David Montgomery has joined Publishing Technology in the newly created role of chief technology officer. Previously he was managing director, software operations for Inspired Thinking Group.
Alive Communications has changed its name to Alive Literary Agency to mark the business’s 25th anniversary.
Penguin Random House UK is realigning some its international sales teams. Penguin UK international sales director Dean Chance has been named PRH UK international sales director (export) and his team will sell Penguin Random House UK books internationally. Random UK’s Rob Waddington takes the broadened position of PRH international sales director (group companies), focused on trading with PRH units in Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and North America. Two small Penguin offices — Penguin Germany and and Penguin Benelux (serving Belgium, the Netherland, Luxembourg and France) will close, with “up to six roles at risk of redunancy,” the Bookseller reports.
Quarto issued a brief third quarter trading update. Sales were flat at $54.5 million, though the company said on an underlying basis –adjusting for businesses sold during 2013 — sales rose 5.3 percent.