At the Simon & Schuster adult trade imprint, Michelle Jasmine and Jessica Abell have both been promoted to associate publicist.
And at S&S’s Howard Books imprint, Holly Halverson joined the company as senior editor (she was at the Hachette Book Group most recently), and Jessica Wong has been promoted to associate editor. VP of publicity Jennifer Willingham has been promoted to associate publisher, and Angie VanTassell has been hired as director of publicity. She was at Alday Communications most recently. Ashley Earnhardt has been promoted to publishing manager.
At Simon & Schuster UK, a consolidation of Pocket Books into the general editorial team will result in the departure of Pocket publisher Julie Wright and editor Sally Partington, the Bookseller reports. Nonfiction editorial director Mike Jones and fiction editorial director Maxine Hitchcock will oversee paperbacks in their disciplines.