Lauren Jackson has joined Saga Press as publicity and marketing manager.
Dinah Dunn has partnered with Red Herring Design to form Indelible Editions, a book packager of illustrated nonfiction. She was most recently with Black Dog & Leventhal.
John Hardy, senior director of distributor sales and retail marketing for Simon & Schuster, is retiring after 22 years with the company. Hardy joined the Pocket Books sales group in 1997 as national sales manager. SVP sales Gary Urda said, “What I will miss most about John is his boundless enthusiasm for our books, authors and company; his positive can do attitude in every situation; and his ability to connect with everyone – buyers, authors, and publishers alike.”
Author of Notes From a Young Black Chef (just published in April) Kwame Onwuachi from the restaurant Kith and Kin in Washington, DC was named Rising Star Chef on Monday by the James Beard Foundation.