KIDSBOOKS LLC John Ziccardi, a 30-year publishing veteran who has served as v-p, sales and marketing, at both Bantam and Simon & Schuster and most recently headed his own imprint, Ziccardi Group, has been named president of sales for Kidsbooks, based in New York.

GOLDBERG MCDUFFIE COMMUNICATIONSMark Fortier, previously v-p, director of publicity, has been named a partner. Prior to joining the public relations firm, he was publicity manager at Columbia University Press.

TOKYOPOP INC. Bill Josey, former v-p of business and legal affairs at Fox Television Studios, has been named general counsel and v-p, business affairs.

POCKET BOOKS Liate Stehlik has been promoted to v-p and retains the title of associate publisher, responsible for the MTV/VH1 Books imprint.

WEST LINN PAPER SALES COMPANY G. Thomas Gallagher, formerly v-p of printing sales for Mead Westvaco Papers Group, has been named president of the Oregon-based firm.

HARPERCOLLINS Laurence Hughes, an independent publicity consultant, formerly of Penguin Putnam and Dell, has been named director of publicity for HarperBusiness.... Pamela Spengler-Jaffee, previously with the public relations firm Trahan, Burden & Charles Inc., has been appointed assistant director of publicity of the Morrow Avon Division.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS Beth Ina has been promoted from project editor to managing editor.... Robert Taylor, former editor at McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, has been appointed sports acquisitions editor.... Margie Rine has been named to the newly created position of development officer.

BEN BELLA BOOKS Mike Resnick, author, screenwriter, editor and winner of four Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award, has been named executive editor of the science fiction line.

STERLING LORD LITERISTIC INC. Douglas Stewart, a former literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd., has been named an agent with the firm.

THOMAS NELSON Ted Squires, senior v-p of Nelson Ministry Services, has been promoted to executive v-p and will lead the world publishing operation as well.... Troy Reichert, national sales manager, will become v-p of Nelson Ministry Services.

XREFER John Dove, 35-year veteran of information-based businesses, most recently with the e-Government Executive Education Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, has been named chief executive officer.... Adam Hodgkin, managing director, has been appointed president of the Boston-based firm.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN Ken Carpenter has been promoted to division v-p, director of trade sales for the trade and reference division, from director of trade sales, working out of the Boston office.

SIMON & SCHUSTER Simon Tasker, former associate director of national accounts at Scholastic, has been named director of national accounts for all children's imprints.

DC COMICS Gregory Noveck, former senior v-p, television, at Silver Pictures and at Platinum Studios, has been named to the newly created position of senior v-p, creative affairs.

HENRY HOLT Lisa Considine, former editor at John Wiley & Sons, has been named senior editor, adult trade.... Annsley Rosner, former senior publicist at Vintage, has been appointed publicity manager, adult trade.

REDDINGTON RESOURCES INC. Martha Reddington, former HarperCollins sales executive, has formed her own sales performance consultancy to provide clients with database and customer relationship management strategies. She can be contacted at

BOOKSPANAndrea Doering has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Crossings Book Club.

ZAGAT Julia Kagan, previously editorial director of Consumer Reports, has been named to the long-vacant position of v-p, editorial content, at Zagat. She will oversee all of the publisher's editorial content and its 50 editors.

NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATIONNeil Baldwin, outgoing executive director, can be reached by e-mail at

—Compiled by Mary Ann Tennenhouse