On the Personnel front

By Carmen Comment

So Paul Crichton’s exit from ReganMedia may have been underreported, but the news of his replacement hit both Publishers Weekly and Marketplace. Justin Loeber will take over effective January 3, stepping down from his post as publicity director for Atria on December 16, saying that while Atria “has been an oasis,” he wasn’t about to pass up this opportunity — which will see him move to LA when ReganMedia officially pulls up stakes from New York (and here I thought it had happened already…)

Meanwhile, PM reports on changes at Loeber’s soon-to-be-former employer, Simon & Schuster. At S&S Children’s, Karen Sargent joins as executive editor for Simon Spotlight on December 1 (coming over from Sesame Workshop) while Orly Sigal switches from Atria to Simon Spotlight Entertainment and Teen Paperbacks to serve as marketing manager for both imprints. Also, Michelle Montague has been promoted to executive director of advertising, promotion and marketing, a newly formed department. (She was director of trade marketing), Sonali Fry has been promoted to editorial director for Little Simon and Little Simon Inspirations; Julia Richardson has been promoted to editorial director, Paperbacks; Jen Klonsky has been promoted to executive editor, Paperbacks; Emily Fischer has been promoted to senior editor at Simon Spotlight; Jeanie Lee has been promoted to assistant editor.

That’s quite a lot of ch-ch-ch-changes…