People in Publishing

Betty Woodmancy has joined Howard Books as vp, associate publisher.
Sarah Landis will join Harper Children's Books on February 28 as a senior editor, working primarily on teen fiction and reporting to Farrin Jacobs.

Denise Oswald has joined HarperCollins' It Books imprint as Senior Editor. Previously she was editorial director for Soft Skull Press and before then, a senior editor at FSG's Faber imprint.

Mary Anne Thompson Associates has been appointed US literary scout for The Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, including the Random House Canada, Knopf Canada, and Vintage Canada imprints.