Paul Dinas has joined Penguin's Alpha Books imprint as a senior editor. He will acquire titles for the imprint's Complete Idiot's Guide series as well as for other programs such as Empowering Your Life With and Alpha Bravo Delta. Dinas will also explore the creation of new series. Dinas's previous positions include serving as editorial director of Kensington Books and, most recently, executive editor at Reader's Digest. He will be based in Alpha's New York office and report to publisher Marie Butler-Knight.