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A "Strong Holiday" Puts Books-a-Million In the Black for the Year

Books-a-Million reported fourth quarter sales after the close of the market on Monday, with sales rising 1.8 percent (or $3 million) to $161 million and net income jumping by 63 percent, up to $18.9 million, for the period ending January 31. The modest sales gain helped BAMM grow slightly for the year, with…

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Eric Myers has joined Dystel & Goderich Literary Management as an agent. Previously he was an agent at the Spieler Agency and will bring his client list with him to DGLM. Kathleen Quinlan has joined DK as assistant marketing manager. She was most recently events and marketing specialist at Media…

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Legal: Another Lawsuit Against Author Solutions; NACS Seeks Details on Purdue's Amazon Deal

Weeks after officially seeking class certification in a lawsuit against Author Solutions in New York Federal Court, the firm of Giskin Soloratoff Anderson & Stewart filed a similar suit last week in a Federal Court in Indiana -- where ASI's main offices are located -- on behalf of two new…

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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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