People in publishing

Canongate has promoted senior editor Francis Bickmore to editorial director. His recent publishing includes the Man Booker-shortlisted Jamrach's Menagerie.


At Scholastic, Dani Nadel has been hired as chief digital marketing officer for Scholastic book clubs and e-commerce, reporting to Judy Newman. She was most recently president at digital agency Publicis Modem since 2008. In addition, Tom Burke has been promoted to chief e-commerce officer, book clubs and e-commerce.

Scotland-based publisher Barrington Stoke will be distributed by Lerner Publishing Services in the US and Canada under the Stoke Books name starting in spring 2012.

Matt Weiland will join Norton as senior editor on October 24, reporting to editor-in-chief John Glusman. He has spent the past three years as senior editor for Ecco.

Ethan Nosowsky has been named editorial director of McSweeney's, responsible for acquiring and editing fiction and nonfiction for the company's book publishing arm as well as overseeing other publications. Nosowsky spent the past four years as editor-at-large for Graywolf and he starts on October 31.

Suzie Townsend joins Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation as a full-time agent, concentrating on fiction from middle grade to adult. She spent the past three years at FinePrint Literary Management.

Niki Papadopoulos has joined Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current as a senior editor. She will acquire and edit primarily for the business and science lists. Most recently she was an editor for the business group at McGraw-Hill Professional.

Eileen Lawrence will join Little, Brown Children's as executive director of marketing on October 19, reporting to deputy publisher Andrew Smith.

At Chicago Review Press, Lisa Reardon has been promoted to senior editor, acquiring children’s and YA nonfiction as well as selected adult nonfiction.

Tara Walker will join Tundra Books as editorial director on November 1. Previously she was an editor for Kids Can Press.

At Melville House, Kelly Burdick has been promoted to executive editor, overseeing the editorial department. Ellie Robins has been hired as an acquiring editor. Her duties will include overseeing their Neversink Library. (She was managing editor of Hesperus Press in London.)

Elda Rotor is being promoted to associate publisher of Penguin Classics, while continuing to serve as editorial director as well.

Alessandra Lusardi has joined Rizzoli as senior editor for its Ex Libris imprint, dedicated to upmarket transatlantic literary fiction and non-fiction and set to launch officially in Fall 2012.

Barbara Jones will join Henry Holt as executive editor on October 24, concentrating on acquiring fiction as well as some memoir and narrative nonfiction. She spent the past three years as editorial director of Hyperion and Voice.

Adam Wilson will join Gallery Books as editor on October 10, reporting to Jen Bergstrom. He has been at Harlequin for the last seven years, working on Harlequin's Teen, Mira, and Luna lines.

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