Julie Buntin has been promoted to editor-at-large at Catapult.
Alexandra Primiani has joined Avid Reader Press as publicity manager. Most recently, she worked at Melville House.
Aurora Bell has joined the University of South Carolina Press as acquisitions editor, regional books and other titles. She was previously associate editor at Countryman Press.
Sam Morgan has joined the Lotts Agency as a literary agent. Previously at Foundry Literary + Media, he brings his roster of clients with him, and will specialize in adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
Molly Young has joined New York magazine and Vulture as literary critic. She was previously a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and has written for the New York Times Book Review and n+1.
In the UK, Alice Latham will join Atlantic Books as rights director on September 23, succeeding Vanessa Ker. She was previously with Ebury for 11 years.
Bulk book sales company 800-CEO-READ announced it will change its name to Porchlight Book Company on August 19, to reflect its expansion beyond business books. General manager Sally Haldorson said in a statement, “For many years now, we have sold more than just business books, and this brand expansion and comprehensive website will give us the chance to introduce more people to the array of high-touch bookselling services we have developed over the years.”
Britannica Group is partnering with What on Earth Publishing to launch Britannica Books, a new “fun-reference imprint” for kids. The imprint will publish 5-10 titles per year for children ages 3-14, with the first list debuting in fall 2020.