Kara Rota has moved over to St. Martin’s as senior editor, acquiring nonfiction books in mind/body/spirit, popular culture, cooking, and science. She was senior editor and director at Macmillan’s Cookstr.
Ingram Content Group announced a number of promotions and some new hires: Bailey Davis has been promoted to publisher engagement manager for Lightning Source; Kristal Smith is now manager, business ops support for Ingram Publisher Services; and Lori Bowen moves up to senior manager, specialty retail for Ingram’s wholesale business.
At Ingram Spark, Josh Floyd is now senior key account sales manager, and Renee Lamine has been promoted to marketing manager, overseeing all marketing initiatives for that business.
Eileen Armour has joined Ingram Library Services as senior sales representative. She was a children and teen services specialist at Baker & Taylor.
Mary Sasso has been promoted to director of marketing for Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks.
Liz Gately is now scouting for Piemme in Italy, for adult and children’s books.
Sam Moore, former ceo of Thomas Nelson and founder of Royal Publishing, died on June 1. His Royal Publishing acquired Nelson in 1969, and Moore was ceo of Nelson for 47 years, until his retirement in 2005. President and CEO of Harper Collins Christian Publishing Mark Schoenwald said, “Sam was a unique man who embraced God’s plan for his life every day with courage and enthusiasm. He dedicated his life’s work to preach and teach the good news of the Gospel. Sam impacted and changed the lives of countless people with his time, effort and resources. We are grateful for his vision and dedication to building our company, and appreciated his extended friendship after his retirement.”