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Bone Clocks Tops Amazon's September List

David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is Amazon's September Spotlight pick, and Michael Pitre's novel Fives and Twenty-Fives (already a featured Indie Debut and Indie Next book) is their featured debut. Two of our Publishers Lunch Fall/Winter Buzz Books make the list -- Matt Richtel's A Deadly Wandering and Tana French's…

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Suge Knight's Book Due from Dey Street In 2015

Following Page Six's insinuation connecting Suge Knight's shooting with his long-in-gestation book, we can confirm the manuscript is alive and well. Harper director of publicity Shelby Meizlik confirms to PL that the book, now tentatively titled YOUR PAIN IS MY JOY: 100 Rounds with Suge Knight, is scheduled for publication by…

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Briefs: September Costco Pick; Amis Breaks with German, French Publishers; Maze Runner Movie

The September Pennie's Pick at Costco is The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Sophie Hannah. The Guardian reported that two of Martin Amis's longstanding international publishers -- Hanser in Germany, and Gallimard in France -- declined to publish his newest novel, The Zone of Interest, set in a fictionalized…

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Penguin Random House Has Softer Sales (Probably) and Strong Earnings In First Half

Penguin Random House plus the separately-owned Random House Germany together had sales in the first half of 2014 of €1.461 billion, with operating EBITDA of €159 million. (The Santillana trade publishing business was added July 1, after the close of these results.) It is the first time that the combined…

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Fall Books

New York Magazine's list of 57 Books to Read This Fall (from this week's issue) is online now, joining recent "fall preview" lists and stories from the AP, Huffington Post (they picked 27), and Flavorwire's 25 Must Read Books for fall. Bigger still, as noted previously, are our own new monthly…

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Kobo Confirms October 1 Launch of Waterproof eReader

Kobo went poolside to unveil their newest ereading device, the Kobo Aura H20, which will go on sale for $179 on October 1 in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. Kobo president Michael Tamblyn says in the release: "When we asked our customers what held them…

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People, Etc.: Sand Named Abrams Publisher; Hachette UK Merges Piatkus and C&R

Little, Brown executive editor Michael Sand will join Abrams as vp, publisher, adult trade as September 22. He has been at Little, Brown since 2006. Abrams ceo Michael Jacobs says in the announcement: "Michael Sand is the perfect candidate to continue to envision, shape, and drive our adult editorial programs at…

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Perseus Retains Legato -- And Suchomel

Perseus ceo David Steinberger has addressed one of the questions raised when the sale of the company to Hachette and Ingram was cancelled: The recently-formed boutique distribution arm Legato Publishers Group, which Ingram said it would fold into PGW (with which it is already an "affiliate"), will remain as its…

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Pietsch Responds to Correspondents: "This dispute started because Amazon is seeking a lot more profit"

Hachette Book Group ceo has been writing back to those who emailed him at Amazon's prompting, and "intends to get to everyone over the next couple days," according to spokesperson Sophie Cottrell. He writes in part: "I appreciate that you care enough about books to take the time to write. …

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The "5-Year-Old" Talks Back: Amazon Posts for "Readers United"

Author Douglas Preston told the NY Times last Friday his conversations with Russ Grandinetti have been "like talking to a 5-year-old" -- and, as has been widely reported since, the company's latest response, this time to Preston's "Authors United" efforts, are posts aimed at "Readers United." The equivalent of "click here…

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