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People, Etc.: PRH Finalizes Objetiva Acquisition, Feldman's New Agency, and More

On October 1, Penguin Random House completed their acquisition of Brazilian trade publisher Objetiva, the final piece in their acquisition of the Santillana trade publishing business (the rest of which closed on July 1). As previously announced, CEO of Companhia das Letras Luiz Schwarcz will also oversee Objetiva, and Roberto Feith continues as general…

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Amazon Publishing Is Firm No. 2 At Kindle Store

Amazon Publishing vice president Jeff Belle reported in his September 2014 update letter that in the US, In the US, "Amazon Publishing now ranks as the #2 publisher on the Kindle platform, based on paid copies (this means royalty-generating copies, and includes books sold a la carte, or through programs such…

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October Picks from Amazon and Costco, December Releases, and More

Amazon's best books of the month for October features Being Mortal by Atul Gawande as their Spotlight pick for the month, and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl as the Featured Debut. Here are the other picks for month (including another Publishers Lunch Buzz Book you can sample right now, by Marlon…

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People, Etc.

Dominic Myers became head of Amazon Publishing in Europe on September 2, based in Luxembourg but overseeing the UK and German publishing businesses and "launching new offices" they "expand our European publishing efforts."Most recently non-executive director at some consumer-focused startups, he had been managing director of Waterstones in the UK up until it was…

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Osprey Sells 3 Lines; Sykhorse Wins Good Books Auction; Food52 Raises More

In line with our report in June that UK-based Osprey Group was looking to sell non-core components including the Angry Robot fiction line and the ailing Watkins acquisition (along with considering offers for the entire company), the Bookseller reports that the company has indeed sold Watkins, Angry Robot and Nourish…

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Awards: 5 Under 35, PEN/Bingham, and The First Kirkus Prize Finalists

On Tuesday morning, the National Book Foundation's ninth annual list honoring 5 Under 35 was announced. This time around, all of the honorees except one -- Quade -- has already published in book form. (Her story collection is set for publication by Norton in 2015.) Alex Gilvarry, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy…

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People, Etc.

Laura Nolan has joined Kuhn Projects as an agent. She was until recently the head of the book division for Paradigm. President of Weldon Owen Terry Newell will retire as president after more than 15 years with the company. Succeeding Newell is Roger Shaw, currently vp, publisher, reporting to Bonnier…

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Ellora's Cave Sues "Dear Author" and Its Creator, Alleging Defamation

On Friday, Ellora's Cave and Jasmine Jade Enterprises filed suit in an Ohio state court against the Dear Author blog and its author Jennifer Gerrish-Lampe (writing as Jane Litte), alleging that a September article about the publisher "made false and defamatory statements concerning the companies' financial stability and practices, insinuating…

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Emilie Polster has joined Little, Brown Children's as executive director of marketing. She was previously senior director of integrated marketing & operations at Harper Children's. At Picador, Andrea Rogoff has been promoted to senior publicist, while Elizabeth Bruce has been promoted to associate editor. In addition, Shannon Donnelly has joined as…

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Lee Child On Authors United and Amazon: "it’s a thus-far-and-no-further thing for me. I don't want Amazon to be the only publisher."

Lee Child took up Joe Konrath's invitation for an Authors United signatory to explain their thinking further by sending a written statement for posting on Konrath's blog. The original post was broken into pieces (so that you could only read Child's remarks with Konrath's responses interspersed), but it has been…

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