Heather Lazare will join Touchstone as a senior editor on August 1, reporting to editorial director Sally Kim. Lazare is currently editor and publishing manager of Crown Trade Paperbacks. Prior to Crown, she worked at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
Brien McDonald has been promoted to BEA's director of strategic accounts for Book Expo America (BEA). He will be responsible for special projects for business development as well as overseeing all of BEA's digital initiatives.
At Candlewick Press, Sarah Ketchersid has been promoted to executive editor.
Allison McElgunn has been promoted to assistant editor at Holt.
Kat Sherbo has been promoted to assistant editor at Berkley.
Olivia Griffiths has joined Sourcebooks as associate marketing manager, children's and YA. Previously she was an associate marketing manager for Holiday House.
At NAL, Talia Platz has been promoted to assistant editor.
Kristin Lindstrom has closed her agency, Lindstrom Literary Management, after 15 years to open a new business, Flying Pig Media. She will provide a range of publishing services to authors from craft/content editing to creative management of the electronic and print-on-demand books.
Effective September 1, Skyhorse Publishing is expanding into the UK with distribution via Constable Robinson, which will also sell their books into the EU. The deal covers both print and ebook editions.