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Orbit Promotes, Hachette Hires

Orbit announced that Devi Pillai has been promoted to Senior Editor. Pillai has been with Orbit since the US office opened in 2006, and has acquired and edited a number of authors including Lilith Saintcrow, Jennifer Rardin, Marie Brennan and, most recently, Joe Abercrombie.

Meanwhile, Pamela Clements has joined the Hachette Book Group USA as Associate Publisher of Marketing for the Center Street and FaithWords imprints of the Nashville division. She will focus primarily on publicity and promotions.

Clements spent 16 years at Thomas Nelson Inc. where she served in several executive roles. Clements’ positions included Vice President of Marketing for Nelson Books, Vice President of Publicity for Nelson Book Group and most recently she was Publisher of the General Interest & Lifestyle division (formerly Rutledge Hill Press). As publisher Clements had six national bestsellers and she spearheaded promotional campaigns for NY Times best-selling authors like John Eldredge, Dave Ramsey, and Stephen Covey.

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