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Jackie Engel will join Little, Brown Children's as vp, associate publisher on August 1, reporting to Megan Tingley. Previously she was vp, group sales director at Penguin Children's, and in her new role, Engel will focus on list positioning and marketing strategy, new business development, and digital publishing. At Simon &…

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Danielle Crabtree has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books. At Glitterati, Brandon Schultz has been promoted to associate publisher. Allison Sundstrom has joined Sourcebooks as graphic designer. Previously, she was packaging and production designer at FibreCraft. Politics and Prose bookstore has…

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Potter Helps Scholastic Again

Scholastic reported sales for their fiscal fourth quarter, ending May 31, of  $514 million, up 5 percent (or $26 million) from a year ago, "reflecting higher sales in all of the company's three segments - children's book publishing and distribution, education, and international." Operating income of $58.4 million was up from $33.5…

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Hastings to Liquidate Between Now and October 31

Per our previous reports, the stalking horse bid from liquidators Hilco and Gordon Brothers has prevailed, and it appears that no other offers were made at Wednesday's scheduled auction. While the plan requires final acceptance by the Bankruptcy Court on Friday, complete documents for a "notice of successful bidder and…

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President of Brazil's Grupo Editorial Record Sérgio Machado, 68, died on Wednesday of complications from surgery last November, Publish news reports. He ran the publisher since 1991, following the death of his father, Alfredo Machado. His sister and partner Sonia Machado Jardim takes over as president of the company. Two of his daughters work…

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Stephenie Meyer Thriller Announced for November; Candlewick Adds Rowling Film Tie-Ins

Little, Brown announced the world English publication on November 15, 2016 of Stephenie Meyer's THE CHEMIST. Meyer writes in the release: "THE CHEMIST is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different…

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At Franklin & Siegal Associates, Danny Yanez has been promoted to director of adult scouting. In addition, both Nicole Sohl and Joshua LaMorey have joined as literary scouts. Sohl was most recently associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books and Macmillan Entertainment, while LaMorey was previously a literary scout at Barbara…

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Liquidators Approved As Hastings Stalking Horse Bidder

At a hearing on Monday afternoon, a Delaware Bankruptcy Court judge approved the stalking horse bid for the inventory of Hastings Entertainment from liquidators Gordon Brothers and Hilco that we reported on last Friday. Per that earlier report, the bid "provides for a guaranteed payment of 75 percent of the cost of the…

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Random House Studio Taken Over By Bertelsmann's FremantleMedia

Random House Studio, the eleven-year-old film and television group operated by Penguin Random House, has been "acquired by" and transferred over to FremantleMedia North America, part of PRH parent company Bertelsmann's RTL division. In turn, FMNA has entered into a partnership with Meridian Entertainment, a China-based global content developer that…

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People: New Executives for Doubleday Canada and McClelland & Stewart

Jared Bland has been named to the new role of publisher, McClelland & Stewart. He has been arts editor at the Globe & Mail since 2014, after joining the paper the year before as books editor (and was an editor at House of Anansi Press before then). One-time president and publisher…

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