At Macmillan Children’s, Allison Verost has been promoted to senior vice president, deputy publisher.
Claire Fletcher has been promoted to senior managing editor, children’s at Chronicle Books.
Zoey Cole has joined Scribner as an associate marketing manager. Previously, was a bookseller and events assistant at Books Are Magic.
Kate Hutchison, director of business development and strategy at LSC Communications, has left the company. She is currently “seeking consulting opportunities and focusing on her podcast, Shelf-Care,” which will launch this fall. She can be reached at email@example.com.
In the UK, WH Smith’s international chairman and business development director Louis de Bourgoing will retire in mid-August after nine years. The company is looking for a successor, and Bourgoing will stay on as a consultant.
Maddy Price is joining Weidenfeld & Nicolson as nonfiction editorial director, starting in September and reporting to publisher Jenny Lord. Price is currently senior commissioning editor at Hodder.
A new bookstore, Winding Trail Books, opens in St. Paul’s Milton Square on Saturday.
The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis, CA is for sale, with owner Alzada Knickerbocker retiring after 30 years.