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At Trident Media Group, Tara Carberry has been promoted to associate agent, continuing to work with Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman. KF Literary Scouting is now scouting children's, young adult, and new adult titles on behalf of Bayard in France and Harper Germany, both in the areas of  (while continuing to…

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Judge Cote Denies Class Certification in One Author Solutions Lawsuit

More than two years after the original lawsuit was filed (with more recent lawsuits ongoing in other states) Judge Cote denied class certification to plaintiffs Mary Simmons and Jodi Foster, who are suing Author Solutions alleging fraud, unjust enrichment, and violation of various statutes and consumer protection acts. The original…

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Marjorie Braman, 60, died July 2 at her home in Taghkanic, NY of complications from breast cancer. She began her 26 years in publishing as an editorial assistant and worked her way up to svp, publishing director at HarperCollins and then vp, editor-in-chief at Henry Holt. She has worked as…

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McLain's Circling the Sun Tops August Indie Next List

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is the ABA's No. 1 Indie Next pick for August. The rest of the list also includes Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal and The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman, both featured in our Spring/Summer Buzz Books 2015 ebook, as well…

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Boire Named Barnes & Noble CEO; Carey Promoted to COO

Barnes & Noble has appointed Ronald D. Boire, currently president & chief executive officer of Sears Canada, as ceo of its retail business, effective September 8. Boire will succeed Michael Huseby who -- as announced last week -- will become executive chairman of Barnes & Noble Education once the company is…

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Kelly Bowen has joined Arcadia Publishing and the History Press as director of marketing and corporate communications. She was previously publicity director at Algonquin Books. Springer Nature (the newly combined Springer + Macmillan Science and Education) has created a new policy & external relations team led by evp Eric Merkel-Sobotta, and a…

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Scribd Cuts Romance Catalog, Aims for "More Mutually Beneficial Terms" with Publishers

eBook subscription service Scribd is removing an unspecified -- but apparently significant -- quantity of romance and erotica titles from their catalog. The news was publicized by Smashwords ceo Mark Coker on his company blog, where he estimated that that "80-90 percent of Smashwords romance and erotica titles will be dropped by Scribd,…

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Bookselling: Amazon Expands in Mexico; Indigo Expands Store Discounts; and More

Two years after launching its Kindle store in Mexico, Amazon has expanded to offer a broad spectrum of physical goods, including printed books, at http://amazon.com.mx/. Offerings include the three versions of the Kindle e-reader. Indigo will now discount 100 top-selling and bookseller-recommend books by 40 percent, ceo Heather Reisman tells the Globe…

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David Hawk joins Ten Speed Press on July 6 as senior marketing and publicity manager. Previously he was a marketing and publicity manager at Chronicle Books, specializing in food and drink titles. Yuka Igarashi will join Catapult as web editor-in-chief in August. Previously she was managing editor at Granta. Awards…

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People: A Harry Potter Play, and More

JK Rowling announced on Twitter that she has written a play -- Harry Potter and Cursed Child -- that will open in London's West End next summer. She calls it "a collaboration" with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, along with singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. Tickets will go on sale…

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