Posted by: anitanolan | February 29, 2016

Publishing Promotions

Per Publisher’s Lunch, the following promotions have been made at various children’s publishing houses:

Scholastic announced a number of recent promotions and new hires. Monica Palenzuela has joined Scholastic as senior publicist. She was most recently a project manager with Scholastic National Partnerships. Patti Ann Harris has been promoted to creative director for Cartwheel Books, Orchard Books, Readers, Branches and Little Shepherd. Anna Bloom, Becky Shapiro, and Zack Clark have each been promoted to editor, while Kait Feldmann moves up to assistant editor. Cheryl Weisman has been promoted to senior production director, Digital, Print & Audio, while John Pels moves up to associate editor, Digital Publishing and Audio. Finally, Nicholas Thomas has joined as publishing manager for Chicken House and David Fickling Books. Most recently, he was an editorial assistant at Bloomsbury.

Marlo Scrimizzi will join Highlights Press as editor on February 29, reporting to Liz Van Doren. Scrimizzi, who will work out of the company’s Honesdale, PA offices, was previously an editor at Running Press Kids.

At HarperCollins Children’s Books, Caroline Sun has been promoted to director of publicity, Rosanne Romanello moves up to associate director of publicity, and Stephanie Hoover has been promoted to publicist.

In the UK, former Hot Key Books managing director and Oneworld children’s publisher Sarah Odedina will join Pushkin Press as editor-at-large, where she will acquire and edit up to six titles a year for Pushkin Children’s Books, on March 1.

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