At Little, Brown, Lena Little has been promoted to director of publicity; Katharine Myers to senior director of publicity; Pam Brown to executive director of marketing; Juliana Horbachevsky to associate director of publicity, Spark and Voracious; and Sareena Kamath and Elizabeth Gassman both move up to assistant editor.
At James Patterson, Denise Roy becomes editorial director; Dan Denning is now marketing associate; and Caitlyn Averett moves up to assistant editor, Jimmy Patterson.
Hilary Strong will become ceo of UK and Europe at International Literary Properties, expanding her former UK role.
Tanusri Prasanna is joining DeFiore and Company as an agent. She was previously at YRG Partners (and Foundry before that).
Sourcebooks is expanding its ecommerce and online marketing department, with Mike Zuccato promoted to vice president, ecommerce and online marketing. Trent Harmon has joined as online sales manager. He has previously worked as a buyer and lead content manager for Ingram. Kavita Wright has been promoted to director, online marketing. The expanded department also includes Allison Lewis, online marketing specialist, overseeing online marketing campaigns for children’s programs, Dave Schmitt, ecommerce digital designer, and Viridiana Contreras, graphic designer.
New York Magazine features short profiles of “a wave of hires…set to pick up where the reckoning left off”: Lisa Lucas, Thomas Gebremedhin, Krishan Trotman, Phoebe Robinson, Nadxieli Nieto, Jamia Wilson, Nicola and David Yoon, and Dana Canedy.
HarperCollins Focus is launching a new imprint, Harper Muse, based in Nashville and publishing “women’s fiction, historical fiction and southern fiction categories with stories that resonate with Millennial and Generation X readers.” Vice president and publisher Amanda Bostic will lead the imprint, which plans to publish three titles in 2021 and seven in 2022. Its first title will be Patti Callahan’s novel Once Upon a Wardrobe, released in fall 2021