At Crown, Annsley Rosner is being promoted to vp, associate publisher for Crown, Hogarth, Archetype, Tim Duggan Books, Broadway Books, and Three Rivers Press, as August 17, reporting to Molly Stern. Rosner is taking on many of the current duties and responsibilities of Figment.com co-founder and ceo Jacob Lewis, who is leaving his position as publishing director on August 14 to launch another start-up. Rosner will “partner” with Stern “on both the long-term development and day-to-day management of our front-list fiction and non-fiction programs, and “lead the trade paperback publishing programs for Broadway Books and Three Rivers Press with a mandate to grow this important part of our business.” Publishing manager Rachel Meier and marketing data analyst Alex Czik will report to Rosner.
Also as of August 17, Rachel Rokicki will be promoted to director of publicity for Crown, Hogarth, Tim Duggan Books & Broadway Books, taking over for Rosner and newly reporting to Carisa Hays. Dyana Messina will move up to associate director of publicity for those imprints. Effective immediately, Rebecca Welbourn is promoted to associate publicist, Crown trade; Lauren Cook moves up to senior publicist, Harmony; and Natasha Martin is promoted to publicist, Clarkson Potter.
At St. Martin’s, Katie Bassel is promoted to senior publicist.
At Perseus, Edison Garcia has been promoted to senior sales manager, handling sales into Europe and the Middle East.
At William Morrow, Kaitlin Harri has been promoted to marketing director.
Lien De Nil is leaving Westwood Creative Artists later this month to relocate to Ottawa. As of July 20, agent Carolyn Forde will take on the additional responsibilities of international rights manager, supported by Meg Tobin-O’Drowsky.
In the UK, Rachel Mills has been promoted to international business director at PFD.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has signed a 16-year lease for new office space in Boston’s Financial District, at 125 High Street. They are expected to move from their 222 Berkeley Street offices by early 2017. The four new floors of office space measure 18,000 square feet (or 10 percent) smaller than their current home.
Amazon announced that “customers have made Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman the most pre-ordered print title since the 2007 release of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.