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At Chronicle Books, Deanne Katz has been promoted to assistant editor, food and lifestyle. At Soho Press, Abby Koski has been promoted to senior publicist, while Rudy Martinez moves up to senior marketing manager. Stephany Daniel has joined Sourcebooks as publicist. Previously she was she was publicity and marketing coordinator…

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Penguin Random House Provides Free Digital Reads to NYC Subway Riders

For the next eight weeks, New York City subway riders can download free short stories and 175 book excerpts offered by Penguin Random House. It's part of PRH's "Subway Reads" promotion, in partnership with the MTA, "celebrating the installation of free wireless connectivity in more than 175 underground subway stations." The NYT…

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At Mira, Margot Mallinson has been promoted to editorial coordinator. At Random House Children's, Hanna Lee has joined the digital marketing team as content producer after working for the company as a freelancer, and Julianne Conlon has joined the same team as associate manager. She was a social media specialist at Dealer.com.…

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Hachette Sues Seth Grahame-Smith to Recover Advance On Late, Unacceptable Manuscript

Hachette Book Group is suing Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the bestselling novels Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice & Zombies, and his company Baby Gorilla Inc. for breach of contract. In the complaint, filed in New York federal court on August 26 and first reported on by the…

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Ben Platt will join Public Books as global coordinating editor, where he will commission articles and expand web outreach. Previously he was an editor at Basic Books. Chelsea Morgan and Kerry Johnson have both joined Simon & Schuster Children's as production editors. Morgan was previously assistant production manager at Macmillan,…

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Bookselling: Penguin Shop Opens in Toronto; Milkweed Bookstore Opens in September; and More

The lobby of Penguin Random House Canada's offices in Toronto now includes a 158-square foot bookshop, Penguin Shop. PRH Canada ceo Brad Martin said in the announcement: "We are continually in search of innovative ways to bring the books we are so proud to publish to readers. As such, we…

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At Harper Children's, Lindsey Karl has been promoted to the new role of assistant manager, conferences and conventions. Former director of publicity at Overlook and Quirk Books, Jack Lamplough, 59, died August 20. Most recently he had established his own agency representing authors, artists, and musicians. A private memorial service…

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At St. Martin's, Lisa Senz has been promoted to vp, associate publisher, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Jackie Cantor will join Gallery Books as senior editor on August 29. Most recently she was executive editor at Berkley. Jessica Schmidt will join Running Press as director of marketing and publicity on September…

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At Putnam, Ashley Hewlett has been promoted to publicity manager, while Elena Hershey moves up to senior publicist. Melissa Ceraso has been named editor in mathematics and the natural sciences, and Jason Simon has been hired as senior web developer for Choice, the reviews publication from the Association of College and…

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Forman's Leave Me Tops September Library Reads List

Gayle Forman's novel for adults, Leave Me, is the no. 1 pick for the September Library Reads List. You can start reading an excerpt of another novel on the list, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, right now at Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter. The rest of the list features: Jenny Colgan, The Bookshop…

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