People in Publishing

Kate Elton will join HarperCollins UK as publisher of Harper Fiction, replacing Lynne Drew, who is giving up the position for personal reasons (though she will continue to edit select authors.) Elton spent the past 15 years at Random House UK, where she was publisher of Cornerstone's Arrow and Century imprints.

Larry Bennett has joined Bookmasters as president of its international sales division, focusing on growing the company's foreign-language book development and distribution efforts in the US and abroad. Previously he managed Baker & Taylor's digital print media program.

Cartier has ended its sponsorship of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award after 26 years. The final award was given to Lindsey Davis in an awards presentation on May 16.

In editorial promotions at Simon & Schuster Children’s, Kiley Frank has been promoted to associate editor at Atheneum; Amy Currier is assistant managing editor.

Former Penguin Canada publisher David Davidar has joined forces with Rupa Publications India to start a new publishing house, the Aleph Book Company. The new venture will begin with a small and select group of fiction and non-fiction titles.Said Davidar in a statement: “I am thrilled to join hands with Rupa to launch this venture. We will be looking be ensure that each book we publish makes its mark and to that any title that Aleph takes on will be distinctive, original and outstanding literary quality.” Times of India

Random House CEO Markus Dohle has joined the National Book Foundation’s board of directors for a three-year-term.