The Hachette Book Group has completed the restructuring of its sales operation that began last October, appointing David Epstein as v-p of sales, young readers. Epstein is moving to HBG with more than 25 years of experience in book sales, most recently as director of national accounts for Disney. He will report to Chris Murphy, senior v-p of retail sales.

Evan Schnittman, HBG chief marketing and sales officer, added, "Dave's hiring represents the final piece in the restructuring of sales that began on the fall. We are now 100% focused on each of our core segments.”