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People: Adjustments At Simon Pulse, and More

The Simon Pulse imprint has announced a new structure to "maximize the amazing potential of Pulse and continue to support the success of Aladdin." Liesa Abrams is being promoted to vp, editorial director of Pulse and associate editorial director of Aladdin. But "as a result of this reorganization," Simon Pulse editorial director Patrick Price…

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Acknowledging Big Drop in Amazon Sales, Ellora's Cave Cuts Staff, Expenses

Romance publisher Ellora's Cave sent a letter to authors -- originally picked up by Absolute Write, then republished by Dear Author after the post was taken down -- explaining recent cuts that laid off nearly all of its freelance editors and reduced the headcount to three full-time editors. The publisher…

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People, Etc.

Rick Horgan will join Scribner on August 25 as executive editor, where he will acquire and edit nonfiction, including politics, sports, current events, biographies, business, memoir, and thought leader books, as well as commercial fiction. Horgan was most recently vp, executive editor at the Crown Publishing Group, where he spent…

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The Barnes & Noble Samsung $179 Tablet Finally Arrives

Barnes & Noble's newest tablet, saddled with the mouthful of a name Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK because of the company's partnership with Samsung, officially launched at a presentation held at BN's Union Square store Wednesday morning. The 7-inch tablet, which retails at $179 (after a $20 instant rebate) and…

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Hachette UK Creates New International Sales Group

Hachette UK announced the formation of a new international sales group division, to be overseen by Ben Wright, who will join the company in October as international sales director, responsible for international sales of titles published by the Hachette UK group of publishers, as well as titles published by HBG…

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People, Etc.: Sand Named Abrams Publisher; Hachette UK Merges Piatkus and C&R

Little, Brown executive editor Michael Sand will join Abrams as vp, publisher, adult trade as September 22. He has been at Little, Brown since 2006. Abrams ceo Michael Jacobs says in the announcement: "Michael Sand is the perfect candidate to continue to envision, shape, and drive our adult editorial programs at…

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Partnerships: Eckhart Tolle Editions; Kensington's Lyrical High Notes Exclusive to BAM

Eckhart Tolle will launch his own imprint, Eckhart Tolle Editions, in conjunction with New World Library in Spring 2015. Tolle will work to identify and develop titles for the line, most of them written by other teachers and authors he has encountered over his past two decades of teaching, and…

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People, Etc.

John Loudon will join Yale University Press as consulting editor. Previously he was executive editor at Harper One in San Francisco. At St. Martin's Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to senior director of marketing, communications and audience development. CLMP will honor Graywolf Press publisher Fiona McCrae for leadership and achievement…

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Perseus Retains Legato -- And Suchomel

Perseus ceo David Steinberger has addressed one of the questions raised when the sale of the company to Hachette and Ingram was cancelled: The recently-formed boutique distribution arm Legato Publishers Group, which Ingram said it would fold into PGW (with which it is already an "affiliate"), will remain as its…

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People, Awards, Etc.

Indiana University Press has appointed Gary Dunham as director. Previously he was director of publications for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Louise Erdrich has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award. She will receive the award at a ceremony in Dayton, OH on November 9. The Hugo Awards were…

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