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People moves: S&S hires Scholastic vet

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing has dipped into competitor Scholastic's editorial pool and pulled out Anica Rissi to take the post of editor at imprint Simon Pulse. At Scholastic, Rissi edited teen and middle-grade books including former Teen People deputy editor Nin Malkin's Orange Is The New Pink, Robin Wasserman's Chasing Yesterday and Aimee Friedman's The Year My Sister Got Lucky. She also developed and oversaw the publisher's Candy Apple tween line.
July 25, 2007

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing has dipped into competitor Scholastic’s editorial pool and pulled out Anica Rissi to take the post of editor at imprint Simon Pulse. At Scholastic, Rissi edited teen and middle-grade books including former Teen People deputy editor Nin Malkin’s Orange Is The New Pink, Robin Wasserman’s Chasing Yesterday and Aimee Friedman’s The Year My Sister Got Lucky. She also developed and oversaw the publisher’s Candy Apple tween line.

On the promotion side of things, Alexandra Penfold has been bumped up from assistant editor to associate editor of Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers/Paula Wiseman Books.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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