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People: Johnson Moves to FSG, and More

Jenna Johnson will join Farrar, Straus as executive editor on June 6, after 14 years at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Also, Jeremy Davies moves to FSG as editor on May 9, from Dalkey Archive Press, where he began in 2005. In other moves, Emi Ikkanda will join Spiegel & Grau as a senior editor on…

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Sample 60 Buzz Books Ahead of BEA

It's hard to believe that it has been 5 years since since we published our first free Buzz Books ebook anthology, shortly before BEA, and today we are proud to release two new collections, Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 highly anticipated adult titles, and Buzz…

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May Picks

Amazon's spotlight pick for May is Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene and their featured debut is the Indie Next No. 1 pick, Elizabeth J. Church's The Atomic Weight of Love. Six of the nine other selections for best books of May are Spring/Summer Buzz Books titles. (We're releasing the new fall/winter…

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People: Gelbman to SMP, and More

Former Berkley Publishing Group president Leslie Gelbman has joined St. Martin's Press as executive editor-at-large, effective immediately. The move was widely expected since the announced signing of Nora Roberts – whom Gelbman edited – by SMP in early March. In her 27 years at Penguin, Gelbman also edited such authors as Ken…

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Australian Publishing Braces for New Battle As Government Proposes Dropping Book Import Restrictions

Australia's publishing (and bookselling) business has remained protected by "parallel import restrictions" that have kept the country relatively de-Amazoned -- but just as American antitrust law has been favoring low consumer prices over market consolidation, the Australian government is prioritizing lower prices for books over protecting the local publishing business. The…

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Corporate: Pearson Has Expected Q1 Decline, As CBS Considers Buyout of Redstone Shares

Pearson issued a first quarter "trading update" in connection with their annual meeting. As expected, results were weak, with overall sales down 6 percent, "in line with expectations." They say Penguin Random House "had a solid first-quarter performance with a strong bestseller performance and net integration benefits partly offset by…

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People, Etc.

Diana Velasquez has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Gallery Books Group imprints. At Simon & Schuster's education and library marketing department, Candace Greene McManus has been promoted to senior marketing manager; Anthony Parisi moves up to marketing manager; and Christine Naulty has been promoted to associate marketing…

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Amazon Has Better-than-Expected Profit

Amazon reported first quarter sales on Thursday afternoon following the close of the market, with net income of $513 million (or $1.07 per share) that was almost double what analysts were expecting. The company's shares are up close to 10 percent in early Friday trading as a result. Net sales…

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Family Entertainment Network Relaunches As StoryArc; Frankfurt Adds Controlling Stake In IPR License; Readerlink Adds ANconnect Book Business

The Family Entertainment Network of web-based children's games and other properties -- including Poptropica, created by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, and Funbrain -- has officially relaunched as StoryArc Media. The company was sold to Sandbox Partners last May by Pearson. Kinney has the title of chief creative officer under…

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Following Bloomberg Investigation Amazon Promises Same Day Delivery for Roxbury, MA; Congressman Calls for FTC Inquiry

Amazon responded to criticism in the wake of Bloomberg's extensive investigation showing that the rollout of their Prime Same-Day Delivery service has focused on areas where residents are primarily white, and overlooked neighborhoods. The company is correcting what Bloomberg had called "the most striking gap in Amazon's same-day service," which was "in Boston, where…

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