Alicia Clancy has been promoted to senior editor at Lake Union Publishing.
Simon & Schuster Children’s has announced the expansion and reorganization of the digital marketing department, creating dedicated teams aligned with their social verticals. In the teen category, Emily Ritter has been promoted to senior manager, digital & social marketing, and Annika Voss to digital & social marketing associate. In kids’ books, Kate Bouchard has been promoted to digital & social marketing associate. Yasleen Trinidad will join in the newly created position of associate content manager, digital marketing.
Ebony LaDelle has been promoted to director, marketing at Harper Children’s, continuing to lead the teen marketing team and manage the EpicReads brand extension.
Jessica Roth has been promoted to deputy director of publicity at Gallery.
Laura Wilson will move within Penguin Random House Audio to the editorial team, taking the new position of director, Spanish and original content, effective November 2.
Hilary Fine has joined DK Publishing in the newly created position of education development director. She was previously with GL Education.
Swanna MacNair has joined INKubator Enterprises as executive editor, content. MacNair most recently ran multi-platform consulting firm Creative Conduit.
Megan Carroll has been promoted to literary agent at Watson, Little.
Liesa Abrams will join Random House Children’s on November 9 as vp, editor-in-chief of a new Labyrinth Road imprint, set to launch in 2022. Reporting to Mallory Loehr, Abrams had been editorial director at Simon Pulse until earlier this year, when she was shifted to executive editor-at-large after the S&S Children’s group was reorganized into two group. Labyrinth Road will focus on middle-grade series and novels, as well as young adult, “with an emphasis on contemporary, accessible fantasy and literary-leaning realistic novels with high-concept hooks.” Abrams says, “Labyrinth Road is a home for books about epic journeys—both fantastical and emotional—that give readers a way to explore our world and imagined worlds. Labyrinths have twists
and turns, but they don’t have dead ends.”
The ABA launched Boxed Out, a campaign to build awareness for indie bookstores during COVID-19 and “demonstrate how our world is overtaken by those ubiquitous cardboard Amazon boxes.” Six bookstores including NYC’s McNally Jackson, Greenlight Bookstore, Café con Libros and Community Bookstore; Washington D.C.’s Solid State Books; and L.A.’s Book Soup have been covered in cardboard containing slogans such as, “If you want Amazon to be the world’s only retailer, keep shopping there.” Other stores are participating with posters, DIY displays, and social media with the hashtag #BoxedOut. The campaign was timed to coincide with Amazon’s Prime Day promotions.