Anna Paustenbach has been promoted to editor at Harper One.
Kurestin Armada has joined Root Literary. She was previously at P.S. Literary Agency.
Megan Barnard has joined the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency as associate agent.
In the UK, Rose Tomaszewska will stay on at Virago, where she has been working parental leave cover for the past seven months.
And Alex Hardy has returned to Hachette UK, in the new role of legal (business affairs) director, reporting to Richard Kitson. She was at law firm Harbottle & Lewis for the past nine years.
Christian publisher Intervarsity Press Books announced it will no longer sell books by former Acts 29 CEO Steve Timmis, after he was accused of abusive behavior. Acts 29 said Timmis left the company last week, following an investigation published by Christianity Today that revealed patterns of bullying, manipulation and “spiritual abuse.” IVP said, “In hindsight, we now realize that the style of close church community advocated in these books lacked sufficient safeguards against abusive control. We are sorry for publishing books that may have contributed to unhealthy and even abusive church cultures, and we apologize to people who have suffered as a result.”
BISG announced its Industry Award winners for 2020: David Cully, former president of Baker & Taylor (Sally Dedecker Award for Lifetime Service); Janet McCarthy Grimm, recently retired from Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers as vice president of sales (Industry Champion Award); and Rachel Comerford, senior director of content standards and accessibility at Macmillan Learning (Industry Innovator Award). The awards will be presented at the annual meeting in New York on April 24.