People in Publishing

Stephanie Gorton has joined The Overlook Press as editor. She was previously managing editor at Canongate UK.

Joan Slattery is joining Pippin Properties as an agent and contracts manager. She has been at Random House for 20 years, most recently as senior executive editor for Knopf Children's.

Seth Fishman is joining The Gernert Company as a literary agent. He was most recently at Sterling Lord Literistic, where he worked since 2005.

At Profile Books in the UK, Daniel Crewe has been promoted to publisher.

Packager Downtown Bookworks has started publishing a line of children's books and has signed with Simon & Schuster for sales, warehousing and distribution, effective immediately. Downtown Bookworks expects to issue 24 kids books annually, with their launch titles on the way this month.

Colin Shepherd has been promoted to assistant editor at Twelve, which he joined in April 2008.

At Westview Press, Anthony Wahl has been promoted to associate editorial director.