People in Publishing

Lia Ronnen joined Artisan Books as executive editor and associate publisher. She was executive editor at Melcher Media for 10 years.

Millicent Bennett will join Free Press as a senior editor on February 22. She has been at Random House for the past 3 years.

In the UK, Sam Humphreys will leave Picador to become publisher of the Serpent's Tail imprint, reporting to Profile publisher Daniel Crewe. Pete Ayrton will move over to editor-at-large.

Liz Gately Book Scouting has been appointed the US scout for Bragelonne in France. She is joined by new scout Cathrin Wirtz.

At Chronicle Books Victoria Thomas is now executive coordinator for editorial, sales & marketing; Jenifer Savasta is associate manager, subsidiary rights; and Naomi Kirsten is associate editor, children's.