Angela Baggetta is leaving her position as managing director at Goldberg McDuffie Communications, where she has worked for 14 year, at the end of May to launch Angela Baggetta Communications. The new company will create targeted, personalized publicity and marketing campaigns for “authors, thinkers, and doers.” Baggetta will continue work with Goldberg McDuffie on particular projects as well.
Michael C. Miller has been named chief legal officer & vp of corporate affairs at Barnes & Noble Education, reporting to ceo Max Roberts. Suzanne E. Andrews will continue as vp, general counsel, and secretary of the board, reporting to Miller. He was evp, general counsel and and secretary at Monster Worldwide.
Kathryn Santora will join Crown Publishing Group as publicity manager for Crown Archetype, Three Rivers Press, and Harmony Books. Previously, she was publicity manager for Regan Arts.
Amazon Publishing announced that Julia Sommerfeld is now editorial director of Kindle Singles. (Her LinkedIn says she took the position last October, after serving as senior manager, product and innovation for Amazon Publishing. Prior to joining Amazon, she worked for NBC News.)
Kimberly Woods has been hired for the new position of sales director of higher education at Penguin Random House. Previously, she was with McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Travis Temple has joined in another new position, sales director of K-12 school education. Previously, he was with Norton’s K-12 sales group.
In France, illustrated book imprint Editions de La Martinière is laying off 10 of its 40 employees, Livres Hebdo has reported (via the Bookseller). Director Patrick Gambache is leaving his position, though will continue to serve as digital advisor to the ceo of the parent company.