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Vp, business development at Diversion Books Mary Cummings will leave the company next month. Diversion has hired Caroline Acebo as acquisition editor, EverAfter Romance. Previously she was editor at Grand Central's Forever imprint. In addition, Christine Saunders has joined as publicist. Most recently she headed her own company, Christine Saunders Public Relations.…

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At Crown Children's, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher. Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director,…

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Kirkus Prize Shortlists; National Book Literarian Award to Cave Canem

The Kirkus Prize announced shortlists in fiction, nonfiction, and various children's book categories, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Austin, TX on November 3. There is little overlap with theNational Book Award longlists (asterisked), though fiction writers Colson Whitehead and Adam Haslett are among those on both lists.…

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Peter Senftleben has joined Crooked Lane Books as acquisitions editor. Previously he was an associate editor at Kensington Books. Workman announced a number of recent promotions in the marketing and publicity departments. Moira Kerrigan, who left the company briefly, has returned as the associate director of marketing on the adult trade…

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Briefs: Forthcoming From George W. Bush & James Patterson; Amazon Opens La Jolla Store

Crown will publish the next book from former President George W. Bush on February 28 -- the full-color PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors, presenting 66 portraits and a mural depicting service members and veterans, painted by President Bush. Crown will offer an over-sized edition signed by…

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Awards: National Book Award Fiction Longlist; National Humanities Medal Recipients; and More

A week of National Book Award longlists ends with the fiction list of ten nominees, including recent Oprah Book Club selection Colson Whitehead -- the best-known author on the list as well -- and last year's Young People's Literature winner Jacqueline Woodson.  Three of the titles are published by Norton; the…

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David Granger has joined both Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent, based in the two firms' shared New York offices. Granger was the editor in chief of Esquire for the last 19 years.

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National Book Nonfiction Longlist

The National Book Awards announced their nonfiction longlist Wednesday morning, with fiction to follow the following day. Half of the shortlist contains titles from Penguin Random House imprints, and Pulitzer winner for fiction Viet Thanh Nguyen appears as well. Note that the shortlist announcement date has been changed to October…

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Jana Branson has joined Clarkson Potter this week as associate director of publicity. Previously she was director of communications at Sequential Brands Group (formerly Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia), and replaces Anna Mintz, who is leaving Clarkson Potter to move back home to Atlanta and make a lifestyle change. In addition,…

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Jiles' News of the World Tops October Library Reads List

Paulette Jiles' new novel, News of the World, is the no. 1 pick for the October Library Reads List. You can start reading an excerpt of that book as well as of Marie Benedict's The Other Einstein, Britt Bennett's debut novel (and No. 1 Indie Next Pick) The Mothers, and…

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