Kensington has promoted Lynn Cully to publisher, less than six months after she rejoined the company in April as director of sales. (Previously Cully was publisher at Kensington when she left the company in 2000 to devote more time to her family.) President and ceo Steven Zacharius said in the announcement: “Even though w interviewed many well-qualified people over the past year, we chose to wait until the absolute perfect candidate was available to take the job –- and I’m glad we did. Lynn is the ideal Publisher for Kensington. She’s wonderful with accounts, agents, authors and co-workers. A voracious reader with a generous heart, Lynn is extremely dedicated to the success of this company. We are very fortunate that after being gone for fifteen years, Lynn decided to come back home to Kensington.”
At Crown, Heather Williamson has been promoted to production manager, while Nicole Ramirez has been promoted to the associate production manager.
Tamra Tuller has left Chronicle Books, where she was most recently an editor, to become a freelance editor and consultant. She can be reached at email@example.com.
At Penguin Random House UK, Deborah Wright has been promoted to group operations director, taking on additional responsibility for the distribution business. Managing director of PRH UK Distribution Mark Williams will now report to Wright.
Also in the UK, James Patterson announced the 69 bookstores that will receive a total of £110,000 in his third round of grants to booksellers there