Loeber on His Own
Justin Loeber, former head of publicity at Regan Books, (his last title there was senior v-p, executive marketing and publicity director), has launched his own boutique firm. Mouth Public Relations will specialize in consumer, celebrity, lifestyle, health, nonprofit, sports and hard news titles and author publicity.
Clarkson Potter Hires
Erin Slonaker has joined the Potter Craft division of Clarkson Potter as senior development editor. Slonaker arrives from Quirk Books, where she was managing editor. Kate Tyler has been named publicity director at CP; she's worked at a number of houses including HarperCollins and Workman, and had her own publicity firm.
Williams to Shreve PR
Suzanne Williams has joined Elizabeth Shreve—who launched her own publicity firm in February—to form Shreve & Williams Public Relations. Williams, who arrives from Pantheon Books, where she was publicity director, will be a partner in the Washington, D.C.—based firm.
Anastas to Perseus
Greg Anastas has been named v-p of sales operations at Perseus Books Group. Anastas was most recently director of customer operations at Simon & Schuster.
Levithan Up At Scholastic
David Levithan has been promoted to editorial director of Scholastic Press. Levithan, who's been on the editorial staff at Scholastic for 12 years, founded the racy teen lit imprint PUSH.