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The Look Ahead to BEA

With BEA set to begin on Wednesday, May 27 just after the extended Memorial Day Weekend, here's an end-of-week reminder of the links you'll need to get through the entire show: - during the day, stay on top of events with our simple, essential all-in-one sheet "master schedule", posted at publun.ch/BEA15sched…

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Corporate: Pearson Sells Family Education Network Sites, Harlequin Launches Audio

Pearson has sold their Family Education Network -- the group of websites for kids that includes Poptropica and Funbrain -- to UK-based private equity company Sandbox Partners for undisclosed terms. Founded last year, Sandbox is run by former president of Pearson English Bhav Singh. Pearson spokesperson Brendan O'Grady said the sale is…

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People, Etc.

Martin Barabas has joined Regan Arts as publicity manager. Most recently he worked at Ingber & Associates Talent Agency. Debra Woodward will join Red Wheel/Weiser as sales manager on June 8. She was most recently the New England sales representative for Candlewick Press. At Soho Press, Amara Hoshijo has been…

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Fall/Winter Buzz Books Preview: Fiction

As usual, our free Buzz Books sampler opens with Sarah Weinman's broader surveys of over 100 notable books from the forthcoming season. Following the nonfiction overview from earlier this week, here is our literary fiction summer, to help round out your BEA radar -- and you can read the complete…

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People

Book publicists Kimberly Burns, Whitney Peeling, and Michael Taeckens have partnered on Broadside, specializing in publicity and marketing for publisher-backed literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as literary and mission-driven organizations and nonprofits. Each worked independently for the last several years, having most recently been employed by Random House, Perseus, and…

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Briefs: Canongate To Publish Rhodes Memoir After Winning Legal Battle; Regional Bookseller Paperbacks From Unbridled Books

Canongate will publish British classical pianist James Rhodes' memoir Instrumental on May 28 as an ebook and the following week in hardcover after the UK Supreme Court overturned an injunction that banned publication. The injunction resulted from a lawsuit by Rhodes' former wife, who claimed publication of the memoir, which…

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The BEA Party Planner

In keeping with our tradition, here is an overview of the known BEA after-hours celebrants and events so far. (If your event is not listed, that means you didn't let us know; send an e-mail and we'll update as appropriate. We have been adding events, now with almost 30 listings.)…

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People, Etc.

Owner of Houston independent mystery bookshop Murder By the Book McKenna Jordan will join Minotaur Books as a dedicated outside publishing consultant to the imprint, a newly created role. Jordan will report to associate publisher Kelley Ragland, who will help Jordan make "her unique and successful experience in the positioning,…

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Fall/Winter Buzz Books Preview: Nonfiction

As usual, our free Buzz Books sampler opens with Sarah Weinman's broader surveys of over 100 notable books from the forthcoming season. We'll be running portions of those overviews the next few days to help round out your BEA radar -- and you can read the complete previews anytime in the…

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BookBub Raises Another $7 Million for Growth; Vook Rebrands As Pronoun; Pandora Buys Next Big Sound/Book

BookBub announced that they recently closed another financing round of $7 million in equity and debt financing. The capital comes from the same investors who provided a $3.8 million round a year ago (led by NextView Ventures and Founder Collective, joined by Avalon Ventures and Bloomberg Beta). Co-founder Josh Schanker says in…

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