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People: Slavin Becomes CEO at Open Road As Friedman Moves to Chairman

After joining Open Road last September as president, overseeing day-to-day operations, Paul Slavin has been made ceo of the company. He will continue to lead the initiative to move the company beyond ebooks (as the market has stagnated), with an "expanding focus on engaging and connecting with consumers while creating…

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Simon & Schuster Audio announced a number of recent promotions. Desiree Vecchio has been promoted to the position of editor; Christina Zarafonitis moves up to senior producer; Louisa Solomon has been promoted to managing producer & casting director; and Michael Noble moves up to senior associate producer. In the UK, Peter…

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Luke Dempsey will join Harper as executive editor on June 20. Most recently he was executive editor at HarperOne. Simon & Schuster Children's has announced a number of recent promotions. Deane Norton has been promoted to director of subsidiary rights; Chrissy Noh moves up to marketing director for S&S Young…

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Maggie Searcy has been promoted to associate art director, ad promo design at HarperCollins Children's. Affirm Press will work with Linda Kaplan at Kaplan/Defiore Rights to sell rights to select titles throughout the world, including North America. An editing error misreported Nisha Panchal-Terhune's promotion at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She is…

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Burgess Lea Moves to Quarto

Running Press co-founder Buz Teacher his wife Janet Bukovinsky Teacher have sold the assets of their year-old cooking publisher Burgess Lea Press to Quarto Publishing Group USA. The Teachers will "continue to work with the imprint," though editorial and production operations will be run out of Quarto’s Minneapolis, MN, office. The Burgess Lea site lists…

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Bookselling: Indigo's New Concept Store, Half-Price for Georgia

On Friday dominant Canadian bookselling chain Indigo will hold a grand opening for their new concept store in Toronto's Sherway Gardens, the chain's first new store in over 5 years and a model for ambitious renovation plans that "will be rolled out over time to the company's 90 other book…

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Macmillan Acquires Pronoun (FKA As Vook, Plus Booklr and Byliner)

Macmillan announced on Thursday that they have acquired Pronoun, the pivoted version of the company that began life as Vook (originally creating ebooks with embedded videos) in 2009 and over the years incorporated Booklr and Byliner. In its latest incarnation, Pronoun's focus has been an ebook distribution platform for authors that has…

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Briefs: BookBub to Offer Paid Ads; Applebaum, Potash Honored; and More

Initiatives BookBub, which promotes selected ebook price deals as paid promotions, is now starting to add paid advertisements as well. (Advertised books do not need to be discounted, or subject to BookBub's other criteria for editorial filtering.) Pricing is based on CPM auctions. Awards The annual UJA-Federation of New York…

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Ruth Alltimes will become managing director of Hachette UK's consolidated children's book lines on August 8, reporting to group ceo Hilary Murray Hill, leaving her position as fiction publishing director at Harper UK Children's. Additionally, Anne McNeil has been promoted to senior publisher for Hodder Children's, Enid Blyton Entertainment and Quercus…

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Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co., which has published 13 books in translation, will become an imprint of UK-based Canelo as of June. Publishing director Michael Bhaskar says in the announcement, "We want to take these wonderful, original, eclectic, innovative voices to the wide English ­speaking audience they deserve." Author of over 50 English-set historical romances,…

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