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Brexit, "Day One"

As you surely know already, the UK's surprise vote in favor of exiting the European Union has left people all over the world trying to figure out the ramifications of a process that could take 2 years or more to actually execute. The most immediate impact is in financial markets,…

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More Barnes & Noble Fiscal Facts

Barnes & Noble followed their headline fourth quarter press release with more extensive SEC filings by the end of the day on Thursday providing a number of additional details worth reviewing: Settlement Credits Perhaps contributing to the company's slightly positive sales forecast for the new fiscal year, BN says that…

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People

Adrienne Szpyrka will join Running Press Kids as associate editor on July 11. Previously, she was editor at Sky Pony Press. At Macmillan, Jonathan Hollingsworth has been promoted to ebook channel associate director. Mark Irwin has joined Insight Editions as senior editor. Previously he was a trading card brand manager…

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Hachette Book Group Relocates 52 Jobs

Hachette Book Group announced changes to several divisions, related to the Perseus Books Group acquisition and warehouse expansion in Lebanon, IN, saying those developments provided "an opportunity to reevaluate where certain functions of HBG’s business are situated in order to make the most efficient use of the many offices we now have." As a…

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People, Etc.

Julie Stevenson will join Lippincott Massie & McQuilkin as an agent to expand her list of literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, YA and children's books. Previously she was an agent at Waxman Leavell and Sobel Weber Associates. She will divide her time between New York and her hometown of Missoula,…

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Amazon Picks Lab Girl As Their Favorite Book So Far This Year

Amazon posted their annual mid-year "best books of the year so far" lists on Tuesday. Topping their picks is Hope Jahren's Lab Girl (their April "featured debut"). The rest of their top 20 (including 6 titles previewed in our first Buzz Books sampler of the year*) overall features: The Girls, by…

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Barnes & Noble Ends Fiscal Year On A Loss

Barnes & Noble reported fiscal fourth quarter sales after the close of the market on Wednesday. Sales fell $33 million (or 3.6 percent) to $877 million in the quarter. Retail sales fell $17 million -- even as physical book unit sales as measured by Nielsen Bookscan continue to rise, as…

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Briefs: Empresa's New Books Division; Amazon Updates Kindle; and More

Czech media conglomerate Empresa has launched a books division, Publishing Perspectives reports. The company released its first three titles this month and expects to publish 15 titles by the end of 2016. Empresa already owns an online bookstore which sells more than 170,000 titles by over 4,000 publishers. Amazon released…

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With the move of Thomas Dunne Books to a boutique imprint, TD Books vp, associate publisher Pete Wolverton becomes vp, executive editor at St. Martin's, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Laura Lee Mattingly has joined Present Perfect Dep't as a literary agent and partner to founder Kate Woodrow. Mattingly, previously senior…

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Nordstedts Sold to Storytel

Subscription audiobook and ebook streaming service Storytel has acquired Norstedts, Sweden's oldest publisher, for SEK 152 million (or 16.3 million euros.) Nordstedts has been owned by co-operative union and retail group KF since 1997; the 11-year-old Storytel adds Nordstedts to its expanding roster, having acquired Swedish publishers Massolit and B Wahlströms…

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