May Chen has been promoted to executive editor at William Morrow/Avon.
Scholastic announced new appointments across several imprints. At Scholastic Trade, Caitlin Friedman has been named vp, marketing, moving over from Scholastic Media, where she was vp, marketing & brand management. Colleen Prendergrast has also joined Scholastic as associate manager, licensed publishing. She was most recently rights coordinator at HarperCollins. At Klutz, Kristin Carder has been named designer, joining from Braid Creative, where she developed brands for small businesses. Vicky Eva has also joined Klutz as senior sourcing specialist. Previously she was a senior vendor account manager at One Kings Lane.
At Chronicle Books, Albee Dalbotten has been promoted to marketing director, adult trade. In addition, David Hawk has been promoted to senior marketing and publicity manager, food and drink.
Allie Bochicchio has joined The Experiment as editor. She was previously associate editor at Garland Science, Taylor and Francis.
Jennifer Smith is leaving Ballantine to write full-time. From now on, she can be reached at JenniferESmith@hotmail.com.
On the Record
Hachette Book Group, which runs their distribution center in Indiana, has joined in opposition to the state’s controversial new law. The company has signed on to a statement from the Human Rights Campaign “telling legislators in Indiana and throughout the country that we strongly oppose provisions in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that allow discrimination against any individual or group. With our Distribution Center and 285 employees in Lebanon, Indiana, we are happy to see today that the Indiana legislature adopted an amendment specifically prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. We are grateful to colleagues and authors who have spoken up clearly about this important issue.”