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Washington Post's Ten Best of 2014

The Washington Post announced a slew of Best of 2014 lists, including the top 50 in fiction and nonfiction, along with notable standouts for romance, mystery-thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and graphic novels. Their top ten books include Booker winner Richard Flanagan's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH and…

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Handler Acknowledges Remarks Were "Yes, Racist" and Apologizes -- As Does NBF; He Pledges Matching Gift to #WeNeedDiverseBooks

After declining media requests for comment about his controversial remarks at the National Book Awards gala, Daniel Handler posted a modest apology on Twitter around noon on Thursday: "My job at last night's National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson...and not to…

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People, Etc.

Jill Smith has been appointed director of the Denver Publishing Institute, effective January 1, 2015. Smith has worked at the Institute since 2003 and is currently co-director. She succeeds Joyce Meskis, who is retiring as director after seven years (though she will keep her responsibilities at Tattered Cover Bookstore.) Rayhane Sanders…

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Daniel Handler Apologizes via Twitter

After declining media requests for comment about his controversial remarks at the National Book Awards gala, Daniel Handler posted a modest apology on Twitter around noon on Thursday: "My job at last night's National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson...and not to…

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Hachette Book Group Agrees to Acquire Black Dog & Leventhal

Hachette Book Group continues to add to its growing nonfiction list, following the summer's failed effort to acquire the Perseus Book Group. The company announced Thursday it has agreed to purchase illustrated book publisher Black Dog & Leventhal. The deal will close "in the next several months, subject to meeting…

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FastPencil Weighs on Courier's Results

Courier Corporation reported fiscal fourth quarter sales of $84 million, just above flat, with income from continuing operations of $7.2 million (up $400,000). Publishing sales were $9 million for the period, down 4 percent, with operating income of $391,000. For the full year, those publishing segment sales were $33.4 million,…

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People, Etc.

Meredith McGinnis will join Norton's trade department on December 3 in the newly-created position of director of marketing, responsible for creating strategy, determining priorities and procedures, and overseeing all aspects of marketing initiatives, both traditional and digital, for the entire trade list. She was most recently director of marketing at Harmony…

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Klay, Osnos Top National Book Award Winners

As in previous years, the move towards added visibility and greater recognition resulted in a mixture of expected and surprise National Book Award winners Wednesday night. Phil Klay won the fiction prize for his debut short story collection REDEPLOYMENT, something of a surprise (most especially for the author, who only…

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Corporate: Reviving Scribner's Magazine Online, Open Road Espanol, and Courier's Brazilian Buy

The latest consumer-facing website launched by Simon & Schuster revives an old magazine name: Scribner Magazine, inspired by (but dropping the apostrophe of) the publisher's long-ago sister publication Scribner's Magazine, which published from 1887 through 1939. The new site will act as a general-interest literary magazine featuring "contributions from Scribner…

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Some Finds

Many thanks for all of the kind anniversary wishes. A lot of members know PublishersMarketplace inside and out, but many people only follow a couple of familiar pathways. So here are a few tips on some cool, lesser-known features! - For starters, if you ever misplace your login information, just…

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