In the UK Cornerstone deputy marketing director Adam Humphrey has been appointed as marketing director for HarperFiction, Voyager and Blue Door.
An exact start date is to be confirmed but Humphrey will begin work in the autumn. He has been at Cornerstone for five years, working on authors including John Grisham, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs, Robert Harris, Ben Kane and Ruth Rendell.
In the USA Joy Aquilino has joined Sixth & Spring Books as editorial director. Previously she was executive editor of Watson-Guptill/Potter Craft.
At Lonely Planet, Gary Todoroff has been promoted to v-p, sales, Brice Gosnell moves up to v-p, publishing, and publisher, Americas, Marc Visnick has been promoted to director of sales, North America, and Avi Martin moves up to national accounts manager, online and e-books.
Egmont UK will launch a new YA imprint, Electric Monkey, starting in March 2012. The imprint, aimed at 12-to-15 year olds, will publish ten YA titles in ts first six months with one or two titles per month thereafter
Simon & Schuster Children's has announced a number of new hires and promotions. Ariel Colletti has moved to the Atheneum imprint, where she will remain an assistant editor, and editorial assistant Dani Young will also oversee the coordinating of all three imprints’ paperback conversions, repackages, as well as managing the back ad library. In addition, Amy Rosenbaum has joined as an editorial assistant, having recently completed the Columbia Publishing Course