Larry Kirshbaum is joining the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a senior agent, effective February 24. Kirshbaum was most recently head of Amazon Publishing, the e-tailer's trade book division; before Amazon, Kirshbaum ran his own literary agency. Before becoming an agent, Kirshbaum ran Time Warner's former book division.
After 46 years in publishing, with 22 at Macmillan Publishers, v-p, senior director of international sales, Judith Sisko will be retiring after this year’s London Book Fair.
Harlequin U.K. has appointed Tim Cooper as managing director and Jocasta Kelsey as commercial director.
Both Stephanie Sinclair and Amy Tompkins have been appointed associate agents at Transatlantic.
At Macmillan, April Osborn and Elizabeth Poteet have been promoted to assistant editor, SMP. Kelly Quinn has been promoted to assistant editor, Tor.
At Clarkson Potter, Camaren Subiyah has been promoted to associate editor, Potter Style. Jessica Freeman-Slade has been promoted to associate editor, Clarkson Potter. Sara Katz has joined Potter as an editorial assistant.