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Hachette Nashville adds senior publicist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 15 December 2014 02:18 PM EST

HachetteBookGroup-square-webKatie Broaddus has joined the Hachette Nashville division of Hachette Book Group as senior publicist. Broaddus will develop and execute national publicity campaigns and book tours for the FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho Books imprints.

Broaddus spent the last 10 years serving the faith-based publishing industry as an independent public relations consultant. Her client roster included HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Tommy Nelson, Zonderkidz, Blink, WestBow Press, Propeller Consulting and Cool Springs Press. She carried out comprehensive promotional strategies for a wide variety of brands and products from some authors including Max Lucado, Anne Graham Lotz, Jim Cymbala, Terri Blackstock, Karen Kingsbury, John MacArthur, Donald Miller, Charles Stanley and Sheila Walsh.

WaterBrook Multnomah hires new editor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 08 December 2014 04:43 PM EST

AndrewStoddard-webWaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group has announced that Andrew Stoddard will be joining the Random House division as editor. Stoddard started with the company today, reporting to Editorial Director Laura Barker.

Most recently Stoddard was an acquisitions editor at David C Cook. At Cook, he edited, developed and acquired books with authors such as Matt Chandler, William Lane Craig, Tim Chaddick and J. Warner Wallace.

W Publishing hires entertainment marketing executive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 01:59 PM EST

LoriCloud-webW Publishing Group announced today the hiring of Lori Cloud as vice president of marketing. Recently serving as an executive director of client services for G7 Entertainment Marketing, Cloud brings with her a wealth of experience in a variety of marketing areas.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Lori will be joining the W team,” said Matt Baugher, senior vice president and publisher of the Thomas Nelson imprint. “Her past resume speaks for itself, and her considerable skills are a perfect fit for the current challenges and opportunities that exist in our industry. She will play an important role in the launch campaigns for W’s key titles in 2015, including books by Jep and Jessica Robertson, Korie Robertson, Randall Wallace, Billy Graham, Robert Morris, the Benham brothers and many more.”

Nelson Books adds senior editor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Monday, 17 November 2014 05:01 PM EST

JessicaWong-webNelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson, has announced the hiring of Jessica Wong as senior acquisitions editor. Effective Nov. 24, Wong will become the newest member of the Nelson Books team, filling the role previously held by Joel Miller.

Wong comes to the imprint with more than seven years of publishing experience. She began her career at Thomas Nelson, and in 2009, she joined the editorial team at Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Family Christian names new vice president of merchandise PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:31 AM EST

DanHubka-webFamily Christian Stores announced Tuesday that Dan Hubka is being promoted internally from media strategic business unit team leader to vice president of merchandise, effective immediately.

“Dan has a wonderful 20-year history with Family Christian that began in the field as a store manager,” said Chuck Bengochea, CEO of the nonprofit chain of stores. “Dan brings the balance of internal knowledge and creative thinking that we are looking for to drive our merchandising strategies of the future.”

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