People in publishing

Thomas Bouman has been promoted from associate editor to editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

At Simon & Schuster, Lesley Espenship and Erin Ortner have both been promoted to senior digital operations analyst. Also at the company, Erica White has been promoted to manager of business analysis.

At Sourcebooks, Shana Drehs has been promoted to editorial manager for Sourcebooks Landmark; Danielle Jackson has been promoted to publicist for Sourcebooks Casablanca; and Valerie Pierce has joined the company as marketing specialist - retail & libraries. She was previously publishing coordinator for Allen Press.

Kelly Fischbach has joined Barnes & Noble as director, digital education content for (NookStudy). Fischbach was formerly director, content product management for Kno.

Allison Dobson has moved in-house to the Random House Publishing Group as vp, director, business development and strategic partnerships, reporting to Bill Takes.

In the UK Mark Hutchinson, formerly of Colman Getty, is setting up a pr and management consulting company, Mark Hutchinson Management. The Bookseller says he will handle personal PR for JK Rowling through the new company, as well as working for authors including Nigella Lawson and Andrea Levy.

Ballantine Bantam Dell mass market publisher Scott Shannon is taking on the new position of svp, publisher, Digital Content for the Random House Publishing Group, though on the print side he will remain as publisher of Del Rey/Spectra. Shannon will report directly to Gina Centrello in his new role, and director of digital marketing strategy and product development Matt Schwartz will now report to Shannon. Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell Libby McGuire will take over leadership of the mass-market list, and associate publisher for mass market, Del Rey/Spectra and digital Gina Wachtel will report to McGuire.

Harper Children's UK managing director Mario Santos is leaving the company 'to pursue other career opportunities.' Current division publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh has been promoted to replace him. In addition, Alison Ruane has been promoted to associate publisher and Geraldine Stround moves up to PR director.

Executive director of the Boston Book Festival Emily D'Amour Pardo is leaving to join her family's business. In addition, Norah Piehl has been named director of communications and development for the Festival. Previously she was with the University of Illinois Press and MIT Press."