Publisher for Simon & Schuster Children’s, Atheneum, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Salaam Reads, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, and Denene Millner Books, Justin Chanda has been promoted to senior vice president. He has been at S&S for 14 years.
Associate publisher at Jonathan Cape Dan Franklin, will retire at the end of October after 26 years at the house. Franklin has been working part-time since 2016, and will continue to oversee graphic novels on a freelance basis. “It has been a tremendous privilege to be Cape’s publisher, and the last 26 years have been wonderful fun, with marvelous authors and fantastic colleagues. But now I’ve passed 70, and it’s definitely time for a rest.”
Hannah Robinson has joined Tiller Press as editor. She was previously associate editor at Harper Wave.
Carmela Iaria has been promoted to vice president, executive director of school and library marketing/creative marketing director, at Penguin Children’s.
Brianna Scharfenberg has been promoted to senior publicist at Picador.
At Little, Brown Children’s, Esther Cajahuaringa has joined as assistant editor. She was formerly editorial assistant at Disney Hyperion. Jenny Kimura has joined as junior designer, reporting to Sasha Illingworth. Karina Granda is promoted to art director.
Jeffrey Peer has joined Turtle Point Press as publishing associate and project editor. He was previously a graduate teaching fellow at Baruch College.
University of Chicago Press will market and distribute University College Dublin Press starting October 1.
Billionaire Steven Schwarzman‘s memoir What It Takes publishes today from Avid Reader Press, and he appears on the “increasingly sought-after podcast” from his daughter Zibby Owens, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Vulture features Owens instead, with an anonymous (?) book publicist declaring, “For all the podcasts there are, only a few actually move product. Zibby can move product.” Alas, Zibby moves product through Amazon (though she does post some Libro.fm audiobook playlists).