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Penguin Random House Provides Free Digital Reads to NYC Subway Riders

For the next eight weeks, New York City subway riders can download free short stories and 175 book excerpts offered by Penguin Random House. It's part of PRH's "Subway Reads" promotion, in partnership with the MTA, "celebrating the installation of free wireless connectivity in more than 175 underground subway stations." The NYT…

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At Mira, Margot Mallinson has been promoted to editorial coordinator. At Random House Children's, Hanna Lee has joined the digital marketing team as content producer after working for the company as a freelancer, and Julianne Conlon has joined the same team as associate manager. She was a social media specialist at Dealer.com.…

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Amazon Tests Teams with 30-Hour Work Week

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour work week on teams that comprise a "few dozen" employees and you'll never guess which paper has the scoop: The Bezos-owned Washington Post, which suggests the initiative could be an answer to the NYT report that "described Amazon as a company that encouraged employees…

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Hachette Sues Seth Grahame-Smith to Recover Advance On Late, Unacceptable Manuscript

Hachette Book Group is suing Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the bestselling novels Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice & Zombies, and his company Baby Gorilla Inc. for breach of contract. In the complaint, filed in New York federal court on August 26 and first reported on by the…

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Ben Platt will join Public Books as global coordinating editor, where he will commission articles and expand web outreach. Previously he was an editor at Basic Books. Chelsea Morgan and Kerry Johnson have both joined Simon & Schuster Children's as production editors. Morgan was previously assistant production manager at Macmillan,…

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Another Amazon Books Store Planned, for Chicago In 2017

The latest confirmed future location of an Amazon Books store is 3443 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago (in the Lakeview area, not far from Wrigley Field). It was first reported speculatively on the Southport Corridor blog, and then confirmed by Amazon. It's a 7,200-square-foot retail space -- similar to, but larger…

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Bookselling: Penguin Shop Opens in Toronto; Milkweed Bookstore Opens in September; and More

The lobby of Penguin Random House Canada's offices in Toronto now includes a 158-square foot bookshop, Penguin Shop. PRH Canada ceo Brad Martin said in the announcement: "We are continually in search of innovative ways to bring the books we are so proud to publish to readers. As such, we…

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At Harper Children's, Lindsey Karl has been promoted to the new role of assistant manager, conferences and conventions. Former director of publicity at Overlook and Quirk Books, Jack Lamplough, 59, died August 20. Most recently he had established his own agency representing authors, artists, and musicians. A private memorial service…

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Results Steady At WH Smith, But...

On Wednesday WH Smith issued a short trading notice in advance of their annual results on August 31, saying the report will be "in line with expectations." Simple enough. That release inspired an equally short but potentially confusing Bloomberg piece that declares, "In the era of Facebook and Twitter, a…

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At St. Martin's, Lisa Senz has been promoted to vp, associate publisher, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Jackie Cantor will join Gallery Books as senior editor on August 29. Most recently she was executive editor at Berkley. Jessica Schmidt will join Running Press as director of marketing and publicity on September…

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