At Scholastic's trade publishing division, editorial director David Levithan has been promoted to publisher and editorial director. In other promotions, Charisse Meloto moves up to executive director of publicity for print and digital publishing; Bess Braswell is now director of marketing; Victoria Tisch is director of marketing operations; Maria Dominguez is executive editor and manager, Scholastic en español; and Paul Banks moves up to executive art director, licensed publishing and school market originals.
Simon & Schuster's children's imprints Aladdin and Simon Pulse will co-publish Beyond Words Publishing's children's list. S&S will handle sales, distribution, and fulfillment of their 10 to 12 titles annually worldwide, starting in 2012. The agreement parallels the relationship Beyond Words struck with Atria for their adult titles in 2006. Publisher of Aladdin and Simon Pulse publisher Bethany Buck says in the announcement, "Their unique and inspirational books will be a nice complement to our upcoming and backlist titles, as we are seeing these types of books proving to be a strong category for young readers."
At Headline, John Wordsworth has joined as editor, focusing on science fiction and fantasy titles. Previously he was an editor at John Blake Publishing. In addition, Ben Willis will join as publicity manager starting November 7. Previously he was a senior press officer at Transworld.