People in publishing - moves and appointments

Molly Stern is to join the Crown Publishing Group as svp, publisher of the Crown and Broadway imprints, reporting to president Maya Mavjee. Stern will oversee two lines, which span a variety of 'narrative nonfiction areas,' but with a personal focus on fiction she will also work to 'grow and to provide a new vision and director for [their] fiction publishing program.'

Anjali Singh will join the Simon & Schuster imprint as a senior editor on September 20, "casting a wide net for all kinds of nonfiction and fiction - literary, graphic, and commercial" according to publisher Jonathan Karp. She had been at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt most recently, leaving there in 2008.

Chronicle has hired Kelli Chipponeri as executive editor, children's. She was previously children's editorial director at Running Press. Other recent hires include Leigh Saffold as associate managing editor, custom publishing. In promotions, Kim Romero and Laura Lee Mattingly have both moved up to associate editor.