At Bloomsbury Children’s, Erica Barmash has been promoted to senior director of marketing; Sarah Shumway moves up to executive editor; Claire Stetzer is now assistant editor; and Anna Bernard was promoted to associate publicist.
Mishell Velez has been promoted to senior coordinator at Hachette Audio; Elece Green is now associate producer; and Tommy Harron moves up to producer.
At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Brooke Borneman has joined as senior marketing manager; she was previously senior marketing manager at Tarcher Perigee. Samantha Trovillion has joined as publicity associate.
Johanna Dickson has joined Skyhorse as a senior publicist. She was most recently a publicist at Holt.
Associate publisher and executive editor for Zondervan nonfiction Sandy Vander Zicht plans to retire as of July after 33 years with the publisher.
Book Expo will feature An Evening with Bernie Sanders on Thursday, May 31 at 6:15 PM as a ticketed main stage event.
Lithub has created the separate site, CrimeReads, “a culture website for people who believe suspense is the essence of storytelling, questions are as important as answers, and nothing beats the thrill of a good book. It’s a single, trusted source where readers can find the best writing from the worlds of crime, mystery, and thrillers—a literary culture that’s more robust than ever, but diffuse.”
The February 25 announcement of Michelle Obama‘s BECOMING, for publication on November 13, collected enough pre-orders to make the hardcover No. 21 on Amazon’s weekly bestseller list.