DeJean to Kodansha
Hector DeJean has joined Kodansha America as publicity manager for the Kodansha International, Japan Publications Trading and Kodansha America imprints. DeJean was most recently a senior publicist at Dutton and Gotham Books, where he worked with such authors as Harlan Coben and John Lescroart.
Regan Gets DeCoste
Elena DeCoste has been named v-p of television development for Regan Books, the L.A.— based HarperCollins imprint headed by Judith Regan. DeCoste, who will develop Regan properties into TV projects, was most recently an agent at CAA.
Three Hires At Workman
Raquel Jaramillo, Jen Slattery and Kate Hanzalik have all joined Workman Publishing. Jaramillo, who was v-p and creative director of Henry Holt, is coming on as director of the house's children's publishing program. Slattery, who was most recently a publicist at Simon Spotlight Entertainment, is joining as a senior publicist. Hanzalik is joining as a publicist; she was previously an associate publicist at HarperCollins.
Archaia Nabs Martin
Archaia Studios Press, an independent graphic novel publisher based in Fort Lee, N.J., has hired Joe Martin to edit a new line of books based on the role-playing game Artesia: Adventures in the Known World. Martin, who's worked as a writer for a number of years, has had his work published in a variety of comic book and game titles.
Pappenheimer Up at HC
Andrea Pappenheimer has been promoted to senior v-p of sales and associate publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books. Pappenheimer has been with HC for 13 years.
Hood, Howard To Nelson
Beth Hood and Mackenzie Howard have joined the marketing department at Thomas Nelson. Howard comes on as a marketing specialist for the specialty publishing division while Hood joins as a publicist for the divisions Tommy Nelson and J. Countryman.