Millicent Bennett will join Grand Central as executive editor on November 30. Previously she was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster’s adult trade imprint.
Penguin Random House Asia Pacific ceo Gabrielle Coyne is leaving, effective immediately after more than 25 years with the company, in what Australia’s The Age calls, “a move that has taken authors and fellow publishers by surprise.” Succeeding her is Julie Burland, previously director, children’s division, Random House Australia and business development, Random House Australia. Separately, Margie Seale has been named non-executive chairman for Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand. As a result of the executive changes, Margaret Thompson, md for Penguin Random House New Zealand, will report to Burland; Eddy Teo, md for Penguin Random House Singapore, will report to Graham Buckel, Finance and Operations Director, Penguin Random House International (English Language). Jo Lusby, md Penguin Random House North Asia, will report to PRH International ceo Ian Hudson.
Hudson said in the announcement: ““Gabrielle has made a unique contribution to our business especially after taking over the Penguin leadership mantle from Peter Field in 2003. She has been an outstanding advocate of Penguin in Australia before expanding her influence to Penguin Random House APAC…. She can be proud of her many achievements. Gabrielle takes with her our very best wishes for her future endeavours.” Hudson writes of Burland: “She is one of Australian publishing’s brightest stars, and has the publishing, sales, and managerial skills, as well as the vision and collaborative style to lead our talented teams.”
At Harlequin, Carly Silver has been promoted to assistant editor.
Ronit Wagman has left Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, where was was most recently senior editor, and will work as an independent editor. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Penguin Random House’s fulfillment facilities: Alison Martin was promoted to vp, customer service and data management; Alyssa Oles was named director, fulfillment operations and IT services; and Steve Kerzel was promoted to associate director, distribution systems.
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