Thursday, March 30, 2017

Publishers Lunch

Today's Meal

Sarah Pelz will join Atria as executive editor on April 24, reporting to editor-in-chief Peter Borland. She is currently executive editor at Grand Central Life & Style.

At Ingram Content Group, Lisa Tomasello has joined as director of mass merchandisers sales. She previously served as senior national accounts manager for Macmillan. Elenita Chmilowski was promoted to library marketing manager, and came to Ingram with the Perseus distribution team.

Noah Schwartzberg has joined McGraw-Hill Professional as senior acquisitions editor in the business group. Previously, he was acquisitions editor at Fairchild Books.

At Chronicle Books, Amelia Mack has been promoted to lead designer of children's books. Ellise Yu has been promoted to subsidiary rights and custom publishing coordinator, while Iris Mori move up to distribution department coordinator.

Scholastic has announced a number of promotions. Elizabeth Whiting has been promoted to senior director of national accounts, while Sue Flynn has been promoted to director of field sales. Nikki Mutch has been promoted to senior manager of field brand marketing. Meaghan Hilton moves up to special markets sales manager of retail and premium. Tracy Bozentka has been promoted to special markets manager of education. Nicholas Thomas has been promoted to editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, moving over from Chicken House and David Fickling Books. Kait Feldman has been promoted to associate editor at Arthur A. Levine Books.

Erinn Pascal has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Spotlight.

Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic for The Washington Post and former editor of their Book World section and author William McPherson, 84,
died on Tuesday. (His long career also included working as an editor at William Morrow.)

In recent months, Bookmasters has taken on distribution for Bitmap Books in the US and Canada, and KiCam Projects and Dalton Windsor worldwide.

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