Katy Hershberger has been named associate director of publicity at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, effective August 19. She was previously director of publicity at Bloomsbury Children's Books and Walker Books for Young Readers.

Casey Maloney has joined Picador as senior publicist. She was most recently a publicist at Penguin Group USA.

At Penguin Random House Canada, Robert Wheaton has been promoted to senior v-p, director, digital business development, online and digital sales strategy.

At Basic Books, Nicole Caputo has been promoted to v-p and creative director. Katy O’Donnell has been promoted to associate editor, Leah Stecher will be joining the company as an editorial assistant, and Nicole Jarvis has joined as marketing assistant.