New Hires at Dark Horse Comics, Hudson Street Press & Riverhead Books

By Maryann Yin Comment

A number of publisher announced new hires this week.

Matt Parkinson (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of marketing at Dark Horse Comics. He has been with the company for seven years and managed the development of its digital promotions, advertising efforts and social-media strategies.

Courtney Nobile has been promoted to publicity manager at Penguin Group (USA)’s Hudson Street Press and Plume imprints. Since joining the company in 2010, she has overseen the campaigns for many bestselling titles such as The Longevity Project, 30 Lessons on Living, Turn Right at Machu Pichu and The Magician King.

Katie Freeman will be jumping from Farrar, Strauss and Giroux to Penguin Group (USA)’s Riverhead Books as associate director of publicity. At FSG, she worked with a number of popular authors including Amitav Ghosh,Francis Fukuyama and Lars Kepler. Outside of her day job duties, Freeman also serves on the Banned Books Week committee and the Brooklyn Book Festival’s publicity committee.

Melville House also announced two hires. The independent publisher hired Dustin Kurtz as its new marketing manager.  Kurtz will supervise “the company’s bookseller outreach programs and marketing for its series publications.” In addition, the publisher hired Claire Kelley as its new director of library and academic marketing.

Editor’s Note: The original version of this post contained a number of errors.