Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced a series of promotions as well as an expansion of its marketing and publicity services. Cynthia Sherry has been promoted to group publisher of IPG’s in-house publishers, Chicago Review Press and Triumph Books, while Noah Amstadter, formerly associate publisher, has been promoted to publisher, Triumph Books. At IPG's distribution business, Jeff Palicki has been named v-p, director of national accounts.

As part of an expansion of its marketing and publicity services suite, IPG has hired Annette Hobbs Magier, formerly director of sales & marketing at Albert Whitman & Company, as v-p, marketing & publicity. Reporting to Magier, Kelly Peterson joins the IPG marketing and publicity team from the company’s INscribe Digital division.

Further integrating INscribe Digital under IPG’s corporate umbrella, INscribe team members Ana Szaky and David Madruga have joined IPG’s publisher development team, headed by v-p Richard T. Williams. Also from INscribe, Alli Davis will now report to Mallori Bontrager, digital services manager, while Salma Yaqubi has been promoted to director, data management.

IPG also announced new appointments for six former Midpoint Trade Books employees: Julie Hardison and Dawn Brindle will join IPG’s supply chain department, James Fischer and Kirsten Coale will join the finance department, and Matt Mich and Tyler Starks will join the sales department. IPG bought Midpoint last fall..