Liate Stehlik, president and publisher of HarperCollins' Morrow Group, has made several promotions at the unit’s William Morrow imprint. Effective immediately, Emily Krump and Jessica Williams have each been promoted to v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Fiction, while Mauro DiPreta has been promoted to senior v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Nonfiction.

The promotions will align the editorial leadership of the William Morrow imprint along the lines of the other imprints in the Morrow Group. These changes will also give Stehlik more time to manage the entire Morrow Group, which now includes the Mariner and Harvest imprints that were folded into the group following HC's acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade division.

Under the new structure, Krump, Williams, and DiPreta will lead the William Morrow editorial team by working with Stehlik’s office to pursue new opportunities, set seasonal priorities, and supervise acquisitions to shape and balance the imprint’s list. The trio will also have shared responsibility for overseeing backlist, coordinating with HC’s global partners, and represent Morrow at industry meetings and events. All three will report to Stehlik.

Both Krump and Williams started at Morrow as editorial assistance and both will continue to acquire titles for their own lists. Krump’s authors include Greg Iles, Joshilyn Jackson, Gilly Macmillan, Brad Meltzer, Peng Shepherd, and Karin Slaughter. Williams’ list includes Edgar Award and Lambda Literary finalists, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honorees, and National Book Award Longlisted novels, as well as celebrity book club picks.

DiPreta is in his second stint at HC. He originally worked at HC for 16 years, until 2011, when he left to start Hachette Books. He returned to HC in early 2019. Recent bestsellers acquired by Di Preta include The Boys by Ron Howard and Clint Howard, Woke Up This Morning by Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli, and The Greatest Beer Run Ever by Chick Donohue

The editorial directors for the Morrow Group’s Avon, Voyager, and WM Cookbooks imprints will continue to oversee their respective lists.

“I’ve known and worked with Mauro for over a decade, and I’ve had the pleasure of watching Emily and Jessica’s impressive careers unfold since they started here as editorial assistants,” Stehlik said in announcing the promotions. “Their expertise and innovative spirit will help us shape the list to stay on top of the changing trends in readership.”