Howard Up At S&S

Chrys Howard has been promoted to senior editor and creative director at Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In her new position, Howard will be handling gift book acquisitions and overseeing the cover design of all the imprint's titles.

McHardy Joins S&S Australia

Francois McHardy has been named deputy managing director of Simon & Schuster Australia. McHardy, who will assume his new role June 1, has held a number of senior executive roles in publishing and was most recently editorial director of Doubleday Australia.

Mey Up at Zondervan

Alicia Mey has been promoted from senior director of marketing to v-p of marketing at Zondervan's Zonderkidz Group. Mey has been with the company for 12 years.

Meizlik Up At HC

Shelby Meizlik has been promoted to senior publicity director at HarperCollins's Collins imprint. Meizlik, who started at HC nine years ago as an assistant in the publicity department, has worked on campaigns for a number of bestselling books including YOU: The Owner's Manual.

Rheinberg Promoted At PUP

Brigitta Rheinberg has been promoted from acquisitions editor in history to editor-in-chief at Princeton University Press. Rheinberg is replacing outgoing editor-in-chief Sam Elworthy, who's at Auckland University Press.

Bond to E-tailer

Lynn Bond has joined the online e-tailer WebNotions as senior v-p of business development and publisher relations. Before moving to WebNotions, Bond was with the remainder house Book Club of America, and held senior spots with Random House Value Publishing, Barnes & Noble and Kensington.

Obituary: Dorothy Markinko

Children's book agent Dorothy Markinko died on April 24 at the age of 80. She established the children's department at McIntosh & Otis and worked for the agency from 1963 until her retirement in 2001. She represented authors Ed Young, Scott O'Dell, Daniel Pinkwater and Virginia Hamilton, among others.