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Jill Smith has been appointed director of the Denver Publishing Institute, effective January 1, 2015. Smith has worked at the Institute since 2003 and is currently co-director. She succeeds Joyce Meskis, who is retiring as director after seven years (though she will keep her responsibilities at Tattered Cover Bookstore.) Rayhane Sanders…

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Klay, Osnos Top National Book Award Winners

As in previous years, the move towards added visibility and greater recognition resulted in a mixture of expected and surprise National Book Award winners Wednesday night. Phil Klay won the fiction prize for his debut short story collection REDEPLOYMENT, something of a surprise (most especially for the author, who only…

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Corporate: Reviving Scribner's Magazine Online, Open Road Espanol, and Courier's Brazilian Buy

The latest consumer-facing website launched by Simon & Schuster revives an old magazine name: Scribner Magazine, inspired by (but dropping the apostrophe of) the publisher's long-ago sister publication Scribner's Magazine, which published from 1887 through 1939. The new site will act as a general-interest literary magazine featuring "contributions from Scribner…

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Erin Stein will join Macmillan Children's Publishing Group as publisher of a new, yet-to-be-named new imprint on December 1, reporting to Jon Yaged. Her imprint will focus on branded publishing and new content creation, as well as acquiring original commercial fiction and picture books. Previously she was editorial director of branded, licensed, and…

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Holiday Picks From Barnes & Noble; Governor General's Awards; and More

The Governor General's Literary Award announced winners in a number of categories this morning, with THE BACK OF THE TURTLE by Thomas King taking the prize for fiction and THE END OF ABSENCE by Michael Harris winning for nonfiction. Barnes & Noble announced its top books for the holiday season…

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Promotions At Workman After moving up to ceo of Workman Publishing five months ago and relocating to New York in October, Dan Reynolds has announced a number of promotions and new assignments, part of his work to shape how "we could all work together in a way that was most productive, efficient,…

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Courtney Young will join Riverhead in December as executive editor. She has been senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked previously at Penguin's Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. Jessica Wong will join Nelson Books as senior acquisitions editor on November 24, filling the role previously held by Joel Miller. Lisa Kaufman will step…

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Rachel Lodi joins Penguin Children's as associate digital publicist. She was at Palgrave Macmillan. Ronald J. Domanico has joined the board of Books A Million. He recently retired from HD Supply, where he was svp and chief financial officer. Former Bertelsmann ceo Thomas Middelhoff, 61, was found guilty of 27…

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Amazon Wins .Book Domain Auction

Amazon's Luxembourg subsidiary has won the auction for the .book domain. The company prevailed over nine competitors, including Google and Bowker, the latter reportedly the last to drop out, according to the Register. Terms of the auction were not disclosed but it is understood to have been "between $5 million and $10 million." Though not reported…

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Becky Nesbitt has resigned from Howard Books, where she was vp, editor-in-chief, "to spend more time with her family as well as pursue opportunities as a freelance editor," according to the publisher's announcement. Nesbitt, who will stay with Howard Books through the end of the year as a search for…

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