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Compiled by Diane Patrick -- 6/26/00

SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING David Gale was promoted to editorial director, Books for Young Readers. He was executive editor. Gale's books have won many awards, most recently Ellen Wittlinger's novel Hard Love, which won a Michael Printz Honor Award for outstanding young adult fiction. Other writers he has worked with include Rob Thomas and Lori Aurelia Williams.

PETER PAUPER PRESS Laurence L. Beilenson has been promoted to president. He was vice-president, operations and finance.

LISTENING LIBRARY Alex Logan was promoted to associate acquisitions editor. She was publishing assistant, and before that was a buyer at Borders.

HEARST BOOKS Maryanne Bannon was named managing editor. She was executive editor of the book group at Meredith Corporation.... Lucine Kasbarian was named publicity and marketing manager. She was an interim publicist at the Simon and Schuster education group, and before that was editorial coordinator at EyeWear magazine.

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS Kevin Jones was appointed vice-president, associate publisher. He was vice-president, marketing¦. Andrew Smith was named vice-president, marketing. He was executive director of marketing.... Michelle Poploff was named a vice-president. She was editorial director.

JOHN WILEY & SONS Peggy Gary was appointed director of contracts. She was vice-president of business and legal affairs at Golden Books.

HARRIS PUBLISHING SYSTEMS G. Briggs Kilborne was named vice-president of marketing and strategic planning. He previously worked in the corporate development department.... John MacEwen was named vice-president of sales, HPS/Baseview. He was national sales director, Baseview.

HENRY HOLT Denise Cronin was promoted to vice-president, director of subsidiary rights. She was director of subsidiary rights.... Heather Fain was promoted from senior publicist to publicity manager, adult trade.... Tom Bissell was named associate editor, adult trade. He was an assistant editor at W.W. Norton.

RAND John W. Warren was named marketing director, publishing division. He managed marketing efforts for Canter & Associates.

THE FREE PRESS Carisa Hays was appointed vice-president, director of publicity. She was vice-president, director of publicity at Dell/Delacorte and The Dial Press.... Rachel Klayman was named senior editor. She was executive editor at Avon.

BEACON PRESS Dan Ochsner was named digital publishing director. He will continue as production director.

DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE Leslie Garych was named director of marketing. She was associate director of marketing at Scholastic.

YANKEE BOOK PEDDLER Rick Lugg was promoted to president and chief operating officer. He was vice-president of library system services.... Christina Van Beaver was promoted to chief financial officer. She was vice-president of finance.

ABC-CLIO Edward King III was appointed director of marketing, schools division. He was direct-marketing manager at McDougal Littell.

PLEASANT COMPANY Ian Macfarlane was named senior vice-president, publications division. He was chairman of Creative Publishing International Inc.

BLOOMSBURYUSA Colin Dickerman was named executive editor. He was an editor at Rob Weisbach Books.... Susan Burns was named managing editor. She was trade advertising and promotions manager at Random House¦. Sandee Yuen was named marketing and publicity director. She was associate director of publicity at Doubleday.... Claire McKinney was appointed publicity manager. She was senior publicist at Penguin Putnam.

STERLING Luisa Esposito was appointed senior account executive. She was special sales manager at Rizzoli International.... Jason Prince was promoted to trade sales manager. He was assistant trade sales manager.

RIGHTSCENTER.COM Lucinda Karter was named director of publishing market development. She was British and foreign rights manager at Norton.
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