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WME Acquires RWSG

William Morris Endeavor has acquired LA-based agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. Principals Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett will join WME as co-heads of the book to film/TV division, and will work in the film and TV departments as well. Geoffrey Sanford continue to represent authors and co-agents for WME. Liza Wachter is said…

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Briefs: Bissonnette to Forfeit All "No Easy Day" Royalties; Amazon May Plan Drive-Up Grocery Stores

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette formally settled the case brought against him by the Federal government for failing to obtain pre-publication review and clearance for his bestselling book No Easy Day. He will disgorge all royalties for the book, or about $6.6 million, and has apologized for his actions. (As…

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Keely Kundell has joined Harlequin as editorial coordinator. Victoria Britton has joined Harlequin UK as commissioning editor (she was editor and heritage manager at Smythson of Bond Street); and Lucy Gough been promoted to assistant managing editor. Hannah Elnan has been promoted to senior editor at Sasquatch Books.

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Wiley to Acquire Atypon For $120 Million

John Wiley announced Thursday afternoon an agreement to pay $120 million in cash to acquire Santa Clara, CA-based publishing-software company Atypon. Through their Literatum platform for journal delivery, Atypon serves the STM and scholarly markets with software that "gives publishers direct control over how their content is displayed, promoted and monetized on the web." Privately-held Atypon is…

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People: NYT's Paul Adds Responsibility for Daily Critics, Industry Coverage

NYT Book Review editor Pamela Paul will add oversight for the daily book reviews as well as Alexandra Alter's publishing industry coverage, managing editor Dean Baquet announced to staff on Wednesday: "It will be Pamela’s job to think about how our coverage should change and, of course, how it should not…

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Emma Dries has joined Ecco as an assistant editor. She was an editorial assistant at Knopf Doubleday. At Pegasus Books, Katie McGuire has been promoted to assistant editor. Kristin Dulaney has joined Macmillan Children's as executive director of subsidiary rights. She was at Little Brown Children's. Michelle Yandre joined BlueBottleBiz recently as PR manager. Longtime…

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Barnes & Noble Fires CEO Boire; Will Try Again

After the close of the market on Tuesday, Barnes & Noble announced that the board of directors "determined that [CEO Ron] Boire was not a good fit for the organization and that it was in the best interests of all parties for him to leave the company." As a result, executive…

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Pocket senior editor Abby Zidle will move over to Gallery Books Group marketing team as associate director of marketing. Shelby Howick has been promoted to associate publicist in the Grand Central publicity group. In obituaries, novelist and son of John Steinbeck, Thomas Steinbeck died last Thursday, at age 72. And founder of…

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Peter Knapp has rejoined Park Literary Group as an agent, focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction. Previously he was an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media. At Harper Christian, Becky Monds has been promoted to acquisitions editor for fiction, and Karli Jackson moves up to associate acquisitions editor. PEN America…

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Lisa Erickson returns to the Crown Publishing Group as associate director of marketing for Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books (she has been at Little, Brown); Alaina Waagner recently joined the group as marketing manager (moving over from Random House). Ursula Cary has left Rodale Books, where she was a…

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