Just over two months ahead of the next BookExpo America gathering in Chicago, longtime event director Steve Rosato is leaving the show after 18 years at Reed Exhibitions. According to the annoucement, Rosato “will be exploring a new venture within the publishing industry that will be announced at a later date.” Director, Publisher & Studio Relations Brien McDonald will take over Rosato’s responsibilities “to insure a smooth transition and continuity in the weeks leading up to this year’s Chicago event.”
Lance Fensterman, the Reed executive who oversees BEA now, says in the announcement: “Steve has not just served BEA, the publishing, bookselling and librarian communities for nearly two decades but to many within those communities, Steve has defined BEA to them…. It’s with a heavy heart professionally and with great warmth personally we wish Steve the very best in his new adventure and I am certain we are not alone on those well wishes.”
In other personnel news, Tina McIntyre will join Hachette Book Group’s content development team as senior executive director, reporting to Anthony Goff. McIntyre moves over from Little, Brown Children’s, where she oversaw marketing, digital publishing, and strategic planning.
Former Atria Books senior editor Sarah Branham has launched Sarah Branham Editorial, a boutique editorial services company specializing in detailed developmental manuscript editing, project and proposal development, and book doctoring, in the areas of memoir, as well as literary and commercial fiction. Branham spent the past 15 years at Atria.
At HarperOne, Hilary Lawson has been promoted to editor.
Allyson Rudolph has left the Overlook Press. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ave Maria Press editorial director Robert Hamma will retire in July after 25 years there. Publisher Tom Grady writes, “After such a long and fruitful tenure at Ave, Bob has earned his retirement, but it will be hard to imagine this organization without him.”