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People, Etc.

Scher Foord has joined Scholastic as vp, creative for Scholastic.com, reporting to Dani Nadel. Foord was most recently executive director, UX and design at Condé Nast. Shannon Jamieson Vazquez has joined Open Road as strategic advisor, true crime, reporting to Philip Rappaport. Vazquez was most recently senior editor at Berkley.…

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Briefs

Shambhala Publications will acquire Berkeley-based Rodmell Press, an independent publisher of books on yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and aikido founded in 1988 by Linda Cogozzo and Donald Moyer, who plan to retire. As part of the acquisition, Rodmell titles will move distribution from PGW to Penguin Random House under the Shambhala…

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People: Gelbman to SMP, and More

Former Berkley Publishing Group president Leslie Gelbman has joined St. Martin's Press as executive editor-at-large, effective immediately. The move was widely expected since the announced signing of Nora Roberts – whom Gelbman edited – by SMP in early March. In her 27 years at Penguin, Gelbman also edited such authors as Ken…

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People, Etc.

Diana Velasquez has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Gallery Books Group imprints. At Simon & Schuster's education and library marketing department, Candace Greene McManus has been promoted to senior marketing manager; Anthony Parisi moves up to marketing manager; and Christine Naulty has been promoted to associate marketing…

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Cline's Debut The Girls is June No. 1 Indie Next Pick

Emma Cline's debut novel The Girls tops the ABA's June Indie Next List. Also included are 5 of our spring Buzz Books titles -- Noah Hawley's Before the Fall, Joe Hill's The Fireman, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, The Curious Charms of Doctor Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, and Emma…

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Riggio To Retire As B&N Chairman in September

Barnes & Noble, Inc. founder Leonard Riggio, 75, announced he will retire in September from his position as executive chairman -- after the annual shareholder meeting -- though he intends to remain on the company's board of directors. Riggio still controls 17.5 percent of Barnes & Noble's shares (with Abrams Capital Management as…

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Bookselling: Chester County Book Company Closes for Good; Support for Murder by the Book Post-Flooding; and More

Chester County Book Company in West Chester, PA will close for good on July 31, three years after re-opening in a smaller location. Store owner Kathy Simoneaux Fortney said in an email to publishers and customers, "After crunching the numbers, the best option is for me to retire & close…

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People

Brian Haley has joined Open Road as senior director of technology. Previously he was engineering manager at Crain Communications. In addition, Philip Rappaport has been promoted to vp, editorial director, and Austin Walker has joined as senior sales manager, working on developing library and special sales opportunities. Previously he was…

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People, Etc.

At Sourcebooks, Jenna Quatraro has been promoted to marketing design manager, while Grace Menary-Winefield moves up to associate editor. At Simon & Schuster, Julianna Haubner, Megan Hogan, Sophia Jiminez, and Kaitlin Olson have all been promoted to assistant editor. At Scribner, Jessica Yu has been promoted to publicist. At Touchstone,…

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At Sourcebooks, Christy Droege has been appointed manager, data and analysis, where she will lead the company's newly created data and analysis department. The department will streamline data functions, offer a higher level of analytical support to departments, partners, and customers and also will include Stephanie Lewis as business data…

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