Penny Makras has been promoted to associate director of marketing for Harper Wave and Harper Business.
Harper Christian announced a number of promotions across several imprints. John Kramp has been promoted to svp, group publisher Bibles, while Doug Lockhart takes on the role of svp, Bible marketing and new initiatives. At Zondervan, Melinda Bouma has been promoted to publisher. Finally, Daniel Marrs moves up to publisher, Thomas Nelson Bibles.
Lathea Williams has joined Workman as publicity manager. Most recently, she was assistant publicity manager at Sourcebooks.
Nicole Counts has been promoted to associate editor at One World.
At Scholastic Trade, Keith Fretz has been promoted to senior product manager, digital; Devin MacDonald has been promoted to marketing brand manager; Monica Palenzuela has been promoted to publicity manager, brands; Steve Ponzo has been promoted to designer; Vaishali Nayak has been promoted to associate marketing manager; Lauren Carr has been promoted to publicity coordinator; Jeffrey West and Olivia Valcarce have each been promoted to assistant editor; Samantha Swank has been promoted to associate editor; and Jeremy West has been promoted to coordinator, licensing & brands. Danielle Yadao has joined as marketing manager, educational marketing. Most recently she was at Little, Brown.
CrichtonSun, the majority owner of Michael Crichton‘s literary estate, is switching representation again, signing with William Morris Endeavor. The agency will handle both published and unpublished writings, and produced and unproduced works by Crichton. ICM had represented DRAGON TEETH, the manuscript discovered in Crichton’s archives, and Lynn Nesbit was his longtime agent while he was alive.
This fall, Scholastic will launch a new imprint dedicated to narrative nonfiction for children called Scholastic Focus. Lisa Sandell, editorial director of Scholastic Press, will lead the imprint, focusing on books that “draw connections between historical moments and our own.” Sandell said, “Scholastic Focus will boost our already considerable nonfiction backlist and tackle timely, complex, and challenging subjects—including identity, the struggle for racial justice, the unheralded stories of the men and women who helped shape this nation and the world, and so much more—in a programmatic way that is engaging and relevant to young readers. We hope these books, written by some of the leading names in nonfiction, will help start many important conversations.”