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The Complete Spring/Summer Buzz Books Roster

As noted last Friday, we launched our two big new free Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer samplers just in time to prepare for Winter Institute and the packed new publishing season. Between author and publisher tweets, press coverage, deals newsletters and our own paid digital marketing, downloads -- and user reviews…

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As Expected, Pearson Ready to Sell Penguin Random House Stake; Profit Warning Sinks Shares

Pearson issued a "trading update" on their results Wednesday morning, telling investors they are ready to sell (or recapitalize) their 47 percent stake in Penguin Random House: "With the integration of Penguin Random House complete, and with greater industry-wide stability on digital terms, we intend to issue an exit notice…

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Nielsen Estimates 16 Percent Decline in 2016 eBook Sales

In a set of very fast-moving overview slides, Nielsen Book global managing director Jonathan Stolper said the company is estimating that ebook unit sales for 2016 for the twenty plus companies that provide their data will show a decline of 16 percent, with unit sales of 177 million. (So far…

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Sargent: Even As eBooks Shrink, Data Will Drive Better Publishing, with Big Change for Education

Macmillan ceo John Sargent told you all you need to know about the state of digital publishing and the evolution of the Digital Book World conference when he opened the show in New York on Tuesday by answering pre-submitted audience questions. "Why isn't he speaking about digital?" Sargent said at…

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People: Onder to Lead HMH Children's

Catherine Onder will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's as svp and publisher on February 6, based in New York. Onder fills the position vacated when Betsy Groban left HMH last summer. Most recently she was editorial director at Bloomsbury Children's. HMH trade president Ellen Archer says in the announcement, "She has a wealth of…

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NBCC Names Award Nominees, Omits Whitehead

The National Book Critics Circle named their nominees for awards in six categories, with the winners to be named on March 16. Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing was given the John Leonard Prize for outstanding first book, and Michelle Dean is recipient of the organization's annual citation for excellence in reviewing. Margaret…

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Barnes & Noble Tells New Nook Tablet Owners to Stop Using Adapter, Pending Replacement and Possible Recall

An internal Barnes & Noble memo posted on 9to5 Google and cited by a store employee on Reddit on Friday showed a January 9 advisory telling store managers to return all the recently-released $50 Nook Tablets to the company's distribution center. At the same time, the tablets are listed as "not…

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Big Buzz Books, for Winter Institute and the Spring 2017 Publishing Season

Consumers have been responding enthusiastically to our new, shorter monthly Buzz Books samplers for January and February, which only helps to build the audience for our big, twice annual seasonal collections. To help everyone across the trade prepare for the ABA's Winter Institute at the end of this month and…

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People, Etc.

Melissa Flashman has joined Janklow & Nesbit as an agent. She was at Trident Media Group for the past 10 years. Lindsey Rose has been promoted to senior editor at Grand Central. Tiffany Liao has been promoted to editor at Razorbill. In promotions at Macmillan Children's, Liz Szabla has been promoted…

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S&S Children's Authors Protest Milo Deal, IDPF Dissidents Keep Trying

A group of over 160 children's book authors and illustrators have signed on to a letter to Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy objecting to the house's book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos. The effort began as a conversation among Erin Murphy Literary Agency clients under contract with Simon & Schuster and "quickly became a national dialogue across agencies…

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