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BEA's Three Panels of Buzz Books

BEA has announced the fall books to be featured on the convention's three Buzz Books panels in May. The adult panel is evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction. There's one debut novel (from Stegner Fellow and Paris Review Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh); one adult debut (YA author Ruth Warburton, writing as…

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People, Etc.

Tara Gavin has joined Kensington as executive editor. She spent the past 30 years at Harlequin, most recently as senior executive editor. Ron Longe recently started his own boutique PR firm, Ron Longe Public Relations, specializing in food, lifestyle, and illustrated books. He can now be reached at ron@ronlonge.com. He was…

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March Bookseller Picks

The March Pennie's Pick at Costco is Dead Wake by Erik Larson, releasing the 10th. At Amazon, George Hodgman's Bettyville -- previewed now in our Spring/Summer Publishers Lunch Buzz Books sampler -- is their spotlight pick, and Jill Alexander's Hausfrau is the featured debut. The other picks for March are Larson,…

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Paula Deen Books to Return This Fall, Distributed By HBG

Paula Deen returns to book publishing this fall, issuing her titles through Paula Deen Ventures, the company she launched in early 2014 with backing from Najafi Media. The company announced an agreement with Hachette Book Group to sell and distribute her titles throughout the world. The first planned new title…

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People

Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as editorial director, reporting to Time Home Entertainment publisher Margot Schupf. Most recently she was US publisher at Kyle Books. Zack Wagman will join Ecco as executive editor on March 9. Previously he was senior editor at Crown & Hogarth. Matt Mullin will leave Nook, where he…

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Writers Seeks Class Action Status In Author Solutions Suit

After a near two-year odyssey of complaints, documents, motions to dismiss, and plaintiff changes, the lawsuit seeking class action status against Author Solutions alleging multiple breaches completed discovery on January 22 and is moving to the next stage. A February 26 filing in New York's Southern District Court by Kelvin James, Jodi Foster, and…

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People, Etc.

Julia Pastore will join Harper One as executive editor on March 2. She has been executive editor at Demos Health, prior to which she was senior editor at Crown Archetype. Michele Cobb has joined the Audio Publishers Association as executive director. She currently owns MLC Consulting, which provides PR, sales,…

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Almost Expired: Our PM Discount Code

That special discount code for new PublishersMarketplace.com subscribers we introduced on Groundhog Day officially expires at the end of the February -- so if you are interested, this is your last chance. As a reminder, here's how it works: When you use the code 2015, you'll get your first month's worth…

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Bookselling: Borderlands Sustained By Members; Positive Outlook Post-Winter Institute

Borderlands Books in San Francisco, which announced last month it was set to close as a result of the city's new law mandating minimum wage increases, will stay open thanks to a membership drive. Not only did the store reach its goal of 300 subscribers contributing at least $100 to…

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Pearson "Completed Our Intense Two Year Restructuring"; Names PRH's Williams CFO

Pearson announced preliminary annual results Friday morning, with sales of £4.874 billion down 4 percent (but up 2 percent on a constant-exchange-rate basis) and higher operating profit of £720 million -- with lower restructuring charges but a higher tax rate, leaving  earnings down to 66.7 pence per share, compared to 70.1…

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