Howry to Touchstone

Michelle Howry has joined Touchstone Fireside as a senior editor. Howry arrives from Hachette's Springboard Press imprint, where she held the same title. Before Springboard she worked at Perigee and McGraw-Hill Trade.

Promos, Additions at CUP

Meredith Howard has been promoted from publicity manager to publicity director at Columbia University Press.

Elizabeth Scarpelli has joined Rutgers University Press, arriving from Cambridge University Press. Her title is sales and marketing director.

MWA Taps DeMille

Bestselling author Nelson DeMille has been elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. DeMille will serve a one-year term through February 2008. Voted to the MWA's board are Frankie Y. Bailey, secretary; Bob Williamson, treasurer; and Daniel J. Hale, executive v-p.

Hanson to Head CPC

Kevin Hanson, president of Simon & Schuster Canada, has been named president of the Canadian Publishers' Council. Brad Martin, CEO and president of Random House Canada, was named v-p.

Illidge to Archaia

Archaia Studios Press, a comics publisher based in Fort Lee, N.J., has hired Joe Illidge as editor. Illidge, a veteran comic book editor, will oversee the house's creators and various projects.

Harley Joins Borders

Borders Group has appointed Jessica J. Harley v-p, acquisition and retention marketing. Harley is responsible for leading all efforts to acquire new customers and expand business with existing customers, including those in the company's Borders Rewards loyalty program. Prior to joining Borders, Harley was with Barnes & Noble, where she served as director of promotions.

Pinter to St. Martin's

Jason Pinter has joined St. Martin's Press as editor. Arriving from Crown, Pinter will be acquiring commercial thrillers and mysteries, as well as some nonfiction and pop culture titles.


In last week's British publishing supplement, in the "London Book Fair: What's In Your Briefase?" piece, John Burnham Schwartz was incorrectly listed as the author of The Commoner. Yiyun Li is the author of that novel.