Rowman & Littlefield has appointed Jim Childs publisher of its trade division, effective October 13. Childs is currently president of Time Home Entertainment and publisher of Oxmoor House.

Working out of the company's Guilford, Conn and Manhattan offices, Childs will oversee Rowman & Littlefield's regional publishing business which includes Globe Pequot, Lyons Press and Falcon Guides. He will also head up imprints Down East Books, Taylor Trade Publishing, Derrydale Press, Shooting Sportsman Press, CountrySport, Fly, Rod and Reel Books, Northland and Vestal Press.

Prior to joining Time Home Entertainment, Childs spent ten years as publisher of the Taunton Press.