Carpenter Up At HM

Ken Carpenter has been promoted from v-p and director of trade sales at Houghton Mifflin to v-p and publisher of adult trade books. Carpenter's move to the editorial group will have him overseeing the Mariner Books and Houghton Mifflin Paperbacks imprints. Carpenter will continue to work out of HM's Boston office.

Crown Gets Pinter

Crown's Three Rivers Press imprint has hired Jason Pinter as an editor. Pinter, who spent nearly three years at Warner Books, has acquired such titles as Allen Salkin's Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us and Jewtopia: The Chosen Books for the Chosen People.