Laura Nolan has been named head of the book publishing division at Paradigm. Nolan, who starts at the entertainment agency on March 14, was most recently a literary agent at DeFiore and Company where her authors include Danica McKellar and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover. Nolan, who also worked for Barnes & Noble.com, will join Alyssa Reuben and Jason Yarn in Paradigm's literary department.

Alan Vermilye has been named marketing manager for the United Methodist Publishing House. Vermilye was most recently the national sales and marketing director for Special Promotions, Inc.