Brenda Marsh has left her position as v-p, author relations at B&N, where she has worked since 1998, and can be reached at email@example.com, Publishing Trends reports.
Norman Geisler will be interviewed on In the Market with Janet Parshall (700 stations + online) about his book Reasons for Belief: Easy-to-Understand Answers to 10 Essential Questions (Bethany House, 978-0764210570).
Olympia Snowe will be on The Daily Show for Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress (Weinstein Books, 978-1602862173).
Clay Farr will be joining Basic Books as v-p, associate publisher & marketing director. He was previously with Perseus Books, a company he was with for nine years.
Emily van Beek has been named senior vice president at Folio Jr., the children’s division of Folio Literary Management.
Rachel Meier is joining Crown as managing editor for the Crown trade, Broadway Books, and Hogarth imprints. She has been the marketing manager for the Crown Trade imprint for the last two years.
Summer Smith will be joining Bloomsbury Adult Trade as associate director of publicity. Previously, she was publicity manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Dan Brown will be on The Colbert Report for Inferno (Doubleday, 978-0385537858).
Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm will be on Charlie Rose and Hannity for Impossible Odds (Atria, 978-1476725161).
Lisa Lillien will be on the Today show for Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts (St. Martin’s Griffin; 0-312-67674-3).
Patrick Brown is director of author marketing at Goodreads; Cynthia Shannon has joined Goodreads as author marketing coordinator.
At Avon, Erika Tsang has been promoted to editorial director. Amanda Bergeron has been promoted to editor.
Fiona Brown joins the Little, Brown publicity department as a senior publicist. She comes, most recently, from Riverhead.
Joe Perez has joined Random House as senior art director. He was previously art director at Portfolio Books.
Kerri Buckley is now editor at Carina Press.
Christopher Reggio joins I-5 Publishing as the new general manager in charge of the book division.
Authors on the Air May 13, 2013: Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm, Elisabeth Rohm, Jessica Wapner, Lit New England
The Literary New England Radio Show at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, on BlogTalk Radio will feature: Douglas Kennedy on Five Days (Atria, 978-1451666359); Cathie Pelletier on One-Way Bridge (Sourcebooks, 978-1402280733); Leah Stewart on The History of Us (Touchstone, 978-1451672626); Pam Belluck on Island Practice (PublicAffairs, 1586487515).
Jessica Wapner, author of The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level (The Experiment, 9781615190676), will be on The Leonard Lopate Show.
On the Today show, Elisabeth Rohm will talk about Baby Steps (Da Capo, 978-0738216638). Later this week, she'll be on Fox & Friends, Showbiz Tonight, and Say Anything with Joy Behar.
Doug Pocock is managing director of Abrams & Chronicle Books in the U.K., a partnership formed in 2010 by the two U.S. publishers based in London.
At Knopf/Delacorte/Dell, Alison Impey joines as art director. Stephanie Moss has been promoted to associate art director.
Matt Adamec has been promoted from designer to senior designer at Simon & Schuster's Children's.
Diana Blough joins Random House Publisher Services as imprint sales director.
JD Wilson has been named director of sales and marketing of the University of Alabama Press. Wilson is currently academic sales manager at Tuttle Publishing and blogs at LanguageOmnivore.com.
Julie Buntin, formerly the literary events coordinator at The powerHouse Arena, is now director of programs and strategic outreach at CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines & Presses).
Sjon, author of The Whispering Muse (FSG, 978-0374289072), will be on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Teresa Giudice will be on Fox & Friends for Fabulicious! On the Grill (Running Press, 978-0762449774).
Jason Rekulak and Brett Cohen have both been promoted at Quirk Books. Rekulak, who was associate publisher and creative director, has been bumped up to publisher. Cohen, who was v-p, is now president.
David Dilkes has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Enslow Publishers, Inc. The previous editor-in-chief at Enslow, Dorothy Goeller, will remain with the company on a part-time basis as an editor at large.
Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. has announced the addition of two new members to the company’s sales team: Elizabeth Davtian, West Coast institutional and digital territory manager, and Carrie Vikner, territory manager for bookstore and institutional accounts in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, both joined Rittenhouse’s field sales team in April.
Famous Dave Anderson, author of Famous Dave's Barbeque Party Cookbook: Secrets of a BBQ Legend (Famous Dave Anderson, 978-0989286817), will be on Fox & Friends.
On The Leonard Lopate Show, Leonard Slatkin, author of Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro (Amadeus, 978-1574672046), and James Salter, author of All That Is (Knopf, 978-1400043132), will be on.
USA Today has offered buyouts and early retirement packages that a number of the paper’s book coverage staffers have taken, including Carol Memmott and Deirdre Donahue.
Teresa Giudice will be on The Wendy Williams Show for Fabulicious! On the Grill (Running Press, 978-0762449774).
Famous Dave Anderson, author of Famous Dave's Barbeque Party Cookbook: Secrets of a BBQ Legend (Famous Dave Anderson, 978-0989286817), will be on Fox & Friends on May 9.
Joe Wikert, formerly of O'Reilly, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Knopf, Jordan Pavlin is now v-p, executive editor; Robin Desser is now v-p, editorial director.
Mindy Kaling, author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (Three Rivers Press, 978-0307886279), will be on The Daily Show.
Douglas Rushkoff will be on The Colbert Report for Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (Current, 978-1591844761).
Brenda Knight has been named publisher of Cleis Press and Viva Editions. She was formerly associate publisher and founder of Viva Editions.
Robin Wolfson has been appointed to the newly created position of v-p, Random House Speakers Bureau.
At Chronicle Books, Ryan Kelly has been promoted to the role of national account manager calling on Barnes & Noble and Calendar Club. Julia Carvalho will be joining the Chronicle Books special sales team as national account manager.
At Open Road, Pete Beatty is now acquisitions director. He was previously senior editor at Bloomsbury.
Mark Bittman, author of VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good (Clarkson Potter, 978-0385344746), will be on The Leonard Lopate Show.
Hisashi Nikaidoh, author of Healing Hearts: A leading pediatric heart surgeon learns about the journey from grief to life from these inspiring mothers of his lost patients (Ambassador International, 978-1620201282) will be a guest on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM, Ch. 81, during the Rehabilitative Medicine show on Monday, May 6 at 6am.
Kevin Weiss, Author Solutions’ CEO, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Penguin executive Andrew Phillips.
At Gallery Books, Kristin Dwyer has been promoted to associate director of publicity; Alexandra Lewis has been promoted to assistant editor.
Christian Blonshine, former licensing and subsidiary rights director for HCI (Health Communications, Inc.) has been appointed to the position of executive v-p. Prior to HCI, Blonshine worked for Titan Financial Group.