After 34 years at Simon & Schuster, sales rep Michael Carley will be retiring on April 22. Carley joined S&S in 1980 after having worked as a field sales rep at Viking and then as a bookseller at The Elliott Bay Book Company. During his first 17 years at S&S he was the field sales manager covering the Pacific Northwest. In 1997, he became the publisher's first sales manager to represent S&S to Amazon, where he has remained since.
Sarah Shumway will be joining Bloomsbury Children’s Books as senior editor on March 3. Most recently she was at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Katherine Tegen Books.
At Abrams, Jessica O’Neil has been promoted to operations manager, Morgan Dubin has been promoted to publicist and marketing associate, children's division. Laura Mihalick has been promoted to manager, publicity and marketing, children's division. Erin Hotchkiss has been promoted to associate director, marketing, adult division. Lindy Humphreys has been promoted to senior director, digital assets and technology. Jess Cullen has been promoted to sales representative, special markets.