People in Publishing.

David Rosenthal is reuniting with his longtime Simon & Schuster colleague Aileen Boyle, hiring her as associate publisher for his new imprint at Penguin, starting July 1. "She will be coordinating sales, marketing and publicity as well as working closely with Rosenthal on shaping his imprint's overall strategy." Boyle had been associate publisher at the Simon & Schuster trade imprint until the end of 2010. Chronicle's publishing director Sarah Malarkey will take the new role of executive editorial director, leading the adult trade editorial staff, directing pop culture and humor publishing, and acquiring titles in those categories.

At NAL, Brent Howard has been promoted to senior editor and Jesse Feldman has been promoted to assistant editor. Ed Schlesinger has been promoted to senior editor at Gallery Books/Pocket Books. Also at Gallery, Kate Dresser and Emilia Pisanihas have both been promoted to assistant editor. At Free Press, Leah Miller has been promoted to editor, and Maura O'Brien and Sydney Tanigawa have each been promoted to assistant editor.

Paul Taunton has joined the Knopf Random House Canada Publishing Group as senior editor, where he will acquire and edit fiction and non-fiction titles across both the Knopf and Random House imprints. Previously he has worked at Ballantine and ESPN Books.

At NBN International, Sheila Bounford has been promoted to Managing Director.
Scholastic is working with The Gotham Group as their exclusive representative for film and TV rights to books that the publisher controls. Scholastic Media still has a first-look at anything published by the company.
Little, Brown has made two "significant" promotions, with deputy publisher David Shelley becoming publisher of the group and commercial director Ben Groves-Raines moving up to chief operating officer.
All of the publishing imprints and the design department will now report into Shelley and both promotions are with immediate effect. However, current c.o.o. David Kent will continue in his role until he retires in early 2012.