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People, Etc.

At the Crown Publishing Group, Nidhi Berry has been promoted to associate manager, foreign rights for the Ten Speed, Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, and Pam Krauss Books lists. In addition, Courtney Snyder moves up to associate director, domestic rights. At Orbit, Laura Fitzgerald has been promoted to online…

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Meskis to Retire From Tattered Cover, Vlahos & Gilligan Take Over Ownership

Owner of Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver Joyce Meskis announced her forthcoming retirement this summer, as well as a two-year timeframe to pass over a controlling interest in the bookstore to Len Vlahos, currently executive director of BISG, and his wife, Kristen Gilligan. Vlahos will resign his position at BISG…

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People: Martyn Goff Dies, 10th Wimpy Kid for November, and More

Longtime administrator of the Booker Prize Prize Martyn Goff, 91, died Wednesday after a long illness. Goff, a former bookseller and the author of 18 books of his own, became administrator in 1970 and retired in 2006. Goff also served as director of the National Book League from 1970 through…

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Revenue Gains on Bigger Losses for Scholastic's Third Quarter

Scholastic reported third quarter sales of $382.1 million, up 2 percent (or $8.6 million) from a year ago, "largely driven by strong sales in children's books, especially in the company's school-based distribution channels, higher circulation of the company's classroom magazines, and increased sales of classroom books and literacy initiatives." But…

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Gruen's At The Water's Edge Leads April Library Reads List, and More

Sara Gruen's new novel At The Water's Edge is the No. 1 pick for the April Library Reads list. The list also includes A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, an excerpt of which you can start reading right now in our Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer ebook. The rest of the…

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People: Go Set A Watchman Covers Revealed

Both HarperCollins and William Heinemann revealed their covers for Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN, which will be published on July 14. (UK cover is to the left, US to the right.) At Random House, Denise Cronin has been promoted to svp, senior director of subsidiary rights. Brian Perrin has…

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Nadea Mina has joined Open Road Integrated Media as senior publicist. Previously she was a senior publicist at St. Martin's Press. Yulia Borodyanskaya will join ABRAMS on March 25 as director, subsidiary & international rights. Previously she was director, international rights at McGraw-Hill Education. Eric Smith has joined P.S. Literary…

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Awards: Sharma Wins Folio; Booker International Shortlist; and More

Akhil Sharma has won the Folio Prize for his novel FAMILY LIFE (Norton). In announcing the $60,000 prize, chair of the judging committee William Fiennes commented: "From a shortlist of which we are enormously proud, Akhil Sharma's lucid, compassionate, quietly funny account of one family’s life across continents and cultures,…

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Grand Central Publishing announced a number of promotions across its imprints. At GCP, Andrew Duncan has been promoted to director, online marketing, while Linda Duggins moves up to senior director of publicity. Jimmy Franco has also been promoted to senior director of publicity while Fareeda Bullert moves up to associate…

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Scholastic Acquires Minority Stake in UK Publisher Make Believe Ideas

Scholastic announced Monday that it acquired a minority equity interest in UK-based education learning company Make Believe Ideas. The first co-branded books for children aged 0-5 will be unveiled at the Bologna Book Fair next week, with worldwide release scheduled for fall 2015. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Make Believe…

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