People in Publishing - appointments and moves

In the USA

Timber Press has hired Andrew Beckman as their new editorial director, starting September. He was formerly the editorial director of gardening and vp for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, where he oversaw gardening content throughout the company. He is also a cohost on the Sirius Satellite Radio show Homegrown.

Sourcebooks has hired Leah Hultenschmidt as senior editor in their New York office, acquiring romance and Young Adult projects for their Casablanca and Fire imprints. She was editorial director at Dorchester.

At William Morrow, Peter Hubbard has been promoted to senior editor.

At Touchstone, Lauren Spiegel has been promoted to associate editor.

Tyrus Books, founded last year, announced that they are acquiring fellow crime fiction publisher Busted Flush Press. Busted Flush publisher David Thompson 'will continue in his current role, selecting approximately twenty titles a year for publication. Both companies are distributed by Consortium.

Denise Little will join the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency this month. She was formerly executive editor at Tekno Books, head of Kensington''s Denise Little Presents imprint, and a buyer for Barnes & Noble. She will represent romance, paranormal, mystery, thriller, science-fiction/fantasy, non-fiction, Christian books, and horror.