Macmillan announced promotions in its sales & technology division. Jennifer Gonzalez is being promoted to svp, trade sales, where she will oversee sales into traditional channels in the US for both adult and children’s trade books, including retail booksellers, wholesalers and the merchandise channel. In addition, Tom Stouras moves up to svp, online and digital sales, sales operations and analysis, and Leslie Padgett has been promoted to svp, technology.
At Grand Central Publishing, Caitlin Mulrooney-Lyski has been promoted to deputy director of publicity; Jordan Rubinstein to associate publicist; Amanda Pritzker to director of marketing and campaign strategy; Andrew Duncan to director of digital marketing and content strategy; Joe Benincase to digital marketing and analytics manager; Tiffany Sanchez to associate marketing manager; Lisa Forde to art director, Grand Central Life & Style; and Lexi Smail to associate editor, Forever.
Jonathan Lee has been promoted to executive editor of Catapult.
At Chronicle Books, Miriam Keil and Sam Steele have both been promoted to sales manager, special markets. Morgan Amer moves up to associate sales manager, special markets.
The London Book Fair will return to March starting in 2019, with organizers saying their research showed “on balance, a March date was favored.” The show will run from March 12 through March 14 next year (less than two weeks before the Bologna Book Fair, which runs March 25 through March 28), and is set for March 10 through March 12 in 2020.
The UK’s IPG presented awards to publishers in 13 categories, including Maths – No Problem! as independent publisher of the year and Verso as trade publisher of the year.