At Crown Business, Talia Krohn has been promoted to executive editor, while Mary Choteborsky Reynics moves up to executive editor for that imprint as well as for Crown Forum and Convergent. Derek Reed has been promoted to editor for all three imprints.
Also, after saying in 2014 the company would discontinue publishing new books under the Catholic-focused imprint Image, the company “recently decided to continue to selectively publish frontlist titles by key authors on the Image roster.” Senior editor for Convergent and Harmony Books Gary Jansen is named to the new position of director, Image, maintaining his existing editorial duties while also “strategizing and executing the marketing and publicity campaigns for forthcoming Image titles.”
At Harper Audio, Caitlin Garing has been promoted to executive producer, while Beth Ives moves up to associate director of marketing. Finally, Megan Looney will join the department as marketing associate on October 3, moving over from Harper’s legal department.
The National Book Foundation has promoted Benjamin Samuel to director of programs. He will oversee existing programs, including the Eat, Drink & Be Literary series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; expand partnerships with book festivals across the country; and develop new programming “to deepen the Foundation’s relationship to new and established readers.”
Hank Cochrane has joined Macmillan as senior national account manager, selling adult trade titles to Indigo, Raincoast and Ingram. Most recently he was vp, imprint sales director at Penguin Random House. In addition, Cristina Cushing has been appointed national account manager. She spent the past 11 years at Barnes & Noble, most recently as co-op advertising & promotions account manager.
Harrison Scott Key has won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his memoir World’s Largest Man (Harper).