Lauren Spiegel has been promoted to editor at Touchstone. Spiegel started at the imprint as an editorial assistant in 2006. She was promoted to assistant editor in 2008, not long after she acquired her first book, 72 Things Younger Than John McCain, and in August 2010 she was promoted to associate editor. Her current authors include Allison Leotta (Law of Attraction and Discretion), Scott Mariani (The Mozart Conspiracy and The Doomsday Prophecy), and Jared Dillian (Street Freak).
Michael Smith, former executive director of IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum), has been named general manager for North America at Easypress Technologies. Among the Easypress products is EasyEPUB.