sarahburningham23.jpgToday HarperStudio announced that associate marketing director Sarah Burningham is leaving. In addition, the imprint will hire publishing veteran Jessica Wiener as their new marketing director.

According to the post, Burningham has left to support her second book, “Boyology.” She is also launching a boutique public relations and marketing firm called Little Bird Publicity. Wiener worked at Hyperion Books, promoting books with Mitch Albom, Randy Pausch, and Candace Bushnell. She will start in September.

HarperStudio associate publisher had these thoughts Debbie Stier, from the post: “I have to say, as someone who’s been in publishing for quite a long time, Sarah’s got the magic: the books are great (and as I always say, it goes back to the book); she’s got a great hook (self-help books for teenage girls by a young woman who’s old enough for the Mom’s to feel comfortable with and young enough for the girls to identify with and look up to); and she lights up like a lantern when the camera turns on. From the moment I saw Sarah do her first television interview, I knew the days of her working in house were numbered.”