PW has learned that a handful of staffers have been laid off at Clarkson Potter. A spokesperson for Random House's Crown Publishing Group confirmed that "a small number of positions" were eliminated in its illustrated publishing program, but declined to discuss further details. In the April reogranization of Crown, the Clarkson Potter imprints along with Watson-Guptill, The Monacelli Press and Ten Speed Press were put in a division under the direction of Lauren Shakely and focused on four-color, lifestyle and cooking titles.