Rachel Wasdyke will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's as publicity manager, starting February 22 in the Boston office. She worked previously at Bloomsbury Children's and Little, Brown Children's.
Kirkus Reviews announced the creation of a discovery engine devoted exclusively to children's book apps, which will be available in early March.
Former Granta Books managing director David Graham has joined Aurum and its associated trade publishing division, where he will be setting up a new imprint, Union Press, which will focus on 'serious literary writing', specifically non-fiction. Former Granta staffers Alex Clark and Rosalind Porter are joining the imprint as editor-at-large and editorial director, respectively.
Macmillan launched romance community site as a companion to Tor.com, www.heroesandheartbreakers.com. It provides original stories, pre-release excerpts, blog posts, giveaways and more 'in a publisher-neutral environment' that will feature content and works from all publishers across the genre.