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A Well-Read Editor's Favorite Books of 2014

As we're well on our way to anointing the "Best of the Best Books of 2014" (Anthony Doerr and Emily St. John Mandel continue to pull away from the crowd), here is Publishers Lunch news editor Sarah Weinman's addition to the seasonal recommendations. In her case, these ten favorite fiction and nonfiction…

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After Winning Judgment From Kyle Estate, Ventura Sues HarperCollins

Six months after winning a $1.8 million award from the Chris Kyle estate in his defamation lawsuit, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has filed suit against HarperCollins -- publisher of AMERICAN SNIPER -- in Minnesota Federal Court, seeking damages "in excess of $75,000" for defamation. As in the earlier suit…

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Stephen Barbara will move to Inkwell Management on January 5 after six years at Foundry Literary + Media, and he will be followed by all 50 of his clients. He says in the announcement, "It's an agency I've long admired, and I couldn't miss the chance to work with such a world-class group of authors'…

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All Sides Grilled During Oral Arguments for Apple's Appeal

An extended oral arguments hearing Monday morning at the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals did not immediately make clear how the three-judge panel would rule on Apple's appeal of 2013's ebook antitrust trial, but it did show the court would not spare any side thorough questioning -- often to entertaining…

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Bookselling: New Locations for Anderson's, Third Place Books, HugoBooks; Final Patterson Pledges to 81 Bookstores

Anderson's Bookshop will open its third location in La Grange, IL in April, the Chicago Tribune reports, after signing a lease on December 5 for the former PNC Bank at La Grange Road and Calendar Avenue. "It's the perfect place with a vibrant, established downtown area with lots of independent…

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2014 Bestseller Lists From Amazon, Indie Booksellers

Amazon announced its Bestselling Books of 2014 package -- including an overall top 20, combining print and kindle sales, along with separate top 100 lists for print books and ebooks. Remember, however, that these promoted lists are for new releases in 2014 only. To find the true "bestselling books of the year," regardless of…

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Bradley Tops January Library Reads List, and More 2014 Best Ofs

Alan Bradley's AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST, the latest in his Flavia de Luce mystery series, is the No. 1 pick for the January Library Reads list. The rest of the list recommends: The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion The Magician's Lie, by Greer Macallister The Girl on the…

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People, Etc.

Suzanne Donahue will leave Simon & Schuster, where she is vp, associate publisher, on December 27. She had held that position for the past two years, and before then was associate publisher at Free Press from 1997 through 2012. S&S publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement: "In the past two years,…

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Scotton Tops January 2015 Indie Next List

The preview version of the January Indie Next List has The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Chris Scotton as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. The rest of the list features: Descent, by Tim Johnston The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins The Magician's Lie, by Greer…

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People, Etc.

At  Simon & Schuster Children's, Nick Elliot has been promoted to assistant marketing manager. Chronicle Books will handle sales and distribution for UK-based illustrated books publisher Quadrille Publishing in North America, starting with the fall 2015 season. Quadrille plans to hire a  US-based marketing and publicity executive and expects to publish approximately 20…

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