People in publishing - appointments and moves

HarperCollins has promoted Jenny Heller to publishing director for general non-fiction with senior editor Lizzy Gray also moving up to senior commissioning editor.

Jenny Heller was previously editorial director for general non-fiction and lifestyle and has been with the publisher for five years, acquiring authors including Rachel Allen, James Martin and Levi Roots. HarperCollins is now looking to "attract even bigger names and brands" to its list, which Heller will oversee.

Lizzy Gray will take on the role of senior commissioning editor for cookery and lifestyle. Gray has worked with food writers including Lucas Hollweg and "recently poached" the Hummingbird Bakery brand.

Clare Argar is joining Scholastic from Random House Children's Books to become the publisher's editorial director - fiction. She will join the company on 4th October and replaces Poly Nolan who leaves the publisher on 23rd September. Argar will work alongside publisher Marion Lloyd and report to publishing and commercial director Lisa Edwards.

Candlewick Press is partnering on a TOON Books imprint in October. They will takeover TOON's eleven-title backlist and aim to publish four to five new books a year starting next spring. TOON was launched in 2008 TOON Books by New Yorker art editor and RAW publisher Fran├žoise Mouly.