At Watkins, part of Osprey, Jo Lal, former marketing director of Hay House U.K. and current director of author services at HarperCollins, has been named publisher. Additionally, Séverine Jeauneau, foreign rights director at Watkins, has been named head of the newly created international publishing division.

Jonathan Ackerman has been named national account manager at Bookmasters. He will oversee the company's relationships with wholesalers and retailers like Barnes & Noble and Baker & Taylor.

Mark Gilroy has joined Worthy Publishing as senior v-p, associate publisher. He will manage the Freeman-Smith imprint.