Claire Eddy has been promoted to executive editor at Tor/Forge Books.
Carina Guiterman joined Simon & Schuster editor as editor. She was previously at Little, Brown.
Jackson Howard was promoted to assistant editor at Farrar, Straus.
Alexis Gilbert has joined Grand Central Publishing’s marketing team as assistant director of advertising.
Caroline Eisenmann has been promoted to agent at Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
At Hachette Book Group, Dylan Hoke has been promoted to the newly created role of senior vice president, publishing operations and strategy. Ruiko Tokunaga becomes executive director, print production.
In the UK, former Ebury executive Jake Lingwood will join Octopus on February 4, leading a new nonfiction imprint for which “each book will aim to have first-person experience at its heart.” Lingwood says, “Terms like ‘literary’ and ‘commercial’ feel inadequate now. Instead we want to read well-written books that are authentic, honest, informative and entertaining…. To agents and authors, my message to you is ‘whatever the genre, if it’s in the first person, I would really LOVE to see it.’ In the meantime, I promise to come up with a decent imprint name before 4th February.”
In the Random House group’s publicity department: David Moench has been named director of publicity, Del Rey; Michelle Jasmine is associate director of publicity, Random House; and Mary Moates is now publicist, Random House. In the group’s marketing department: Allison Schuster moves up to senior marketing manager, Ballantine Bantam Dell; Ashleigh Heaton is now assistant marketing manager, working across the Ballantine Bantam Dell and Del Rey lists; and Colleen Nuccio is assistant marketing manager, Ballantine Bantam Dell. Additionally, Lisa Keller has been promoted to senior designer, and Daniel Christensen moves up to director, online copy strategy & optimization.
At Crown, Stacey Stein and Christine Johnston have each been promoted to associate publicist. In the marketing department, Christina Foxley has been promoted to director, marketing, for Harmony Books and Rodale Books; Stephanie Davis to assistant director, marketing, for Clarkson Potter; and Rachel Aldrich to assistant marketing manager, for Crown and Crown Archetype.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail and lead produced Jeffrey Seller, and theater operator James L. Nederlander have purchased the Drama Book Shop, which will close at its current location on New York City’s 40th Street on January 20. Working with the city’s media and entertainment commissioner, “which has pledged to find the store an affordable space in Midtown,” they intend to reopen at a new location in the fall. The store was purchased for the cost of the remaining inventory and some rent support for the month.