Yomtov to Langenscheidt

Nel Yomtov has been named executive editor of Hammond, a division of Langenscheidt Publishing Group. Yomtov has more than 30 years of industry experience; most recently, he was editorial director at the Rosen Publishing Group.

Batson Leaves Direct Brands

Paula Batson has stepped down from her position as senior director of communications of Direct Brands Inc. and sister company Bookspan. Batson will continue to work as a consultant. Melinda Meals, new senior director of communications, will handle media relations.