Albert Whitman has three promotions. Sue Tarsky has been promoted to publishing director; she was formerly executive editor. Annette Hobbs Magier has been promoted to director of sales and marketing; she was formerly director of marketing. Morgan Avery has been promoted to associate graphic designer, from junior graphic designer.

Molly O’Neill has joined Root Literary; she was most recently an agent with Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

At Random House Children’s Books, Lauren Adams has been promoted to senior marketing manager, licensed and proprietary brands marketing, from marketing manager.

Michelle Campbell will join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as senior manager, school and library marketing. She was most recently manager, library and educational marketing at Scholastic.

Rebecca Weston, formerly associate editor at Random House Children’s Books, is launching her independent editorial services business, Rebecca Weston Literary.

Caity Anast has been promoted to metadata and contracts supervisor at Albert Whitman. She was previously sales and marketing coordinator.

Ellen Kokontis has been promoted to associate art director at Albert Whitman. She previously was graphic designer.

Courtney Paganelli is joining Random House Children’s Books as assistant managing editor. She was previously an editorial assistant at Pearson.

Michael Eisenberg has been promoted to v-p, associate publisher of Highlights Retail Group; previously he was associate publisher and director, book marketing.

Random House Children’s Books has two new hires. Annie Gardner joins as associate email marketing manager; she was previously senior demand generation coordinator at 24Seven. Erica Henegen joins as administrative assistant, reporting to Barbara Marcus.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has two promotions. Melissa Zar has been promoted to senior marketing manager, from marketing manager. Johanna Kirby has been promoted to marketing manager, from associate marketing manager.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has three promotions. Mary Van Akin has been promoted to associate director, publicity, from publicity manager. Morgan Dubin has been promoted to publicity manager, from senior publicist. Brittany Pearlman has been promoted to publicist, from associate publicist.

Rebecca Weston, formerly associate editor at Random House Children’s Books, has launched an independent editorial services business, Rebecca Weston Literary.

Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing has three promotions. Sylvie Frank has been promoted to senior editor, from editor, at Paula Wiseman Books. Jen Ung has been promoted to editor, from associate editor, at Simon Pulse. Cindy Kim has been promoted to assistant editor, from editorial assistant, at Little Simon.

Sarah Dotts Barley has been promoted to executive editor and editorial director for young adult books at Flatiron Books; she was previously senior editor.

Rachel Horowitz has joined the Bent Agency as a literary agent, specializing in both children’s and commercial adult fiction. Most recently she was a children’s literary scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates.

Alli Brydon has launched Alli Brydon Creative, a children’s book editing and consulting business. She was formerly with Bright USA, and before that at Sterling Publishing.

Simon Schuster Children’s Publishing has five promotions. Emma Ledbetter has been promoted to senior editor at Atheneum Books, from editor. Navah Wolfe has been promoted to senior editor at SAGA Press, from editor. Liz Kossnar has been promoted to editor at Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, from associate editor. Alexa Pastor has been promoted to associate editor at Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers, from assistant editor. Alex Borbolla has been promoted to assistant editor at Caitlin Dlouhy Books, from editorial assistant.

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