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Amazon Dispute Has "Limited" Or No Effect on Lagardere Publishing Results

Lagardere reported first-half of the year results after the close of the market in France on Thursday. Sales at Lagardere Publishing were 510 euros in the second quarter (up 12 million euros) -- and 903 million euros for the full first half, up 2.5 percent on a like-for-like basis for the…

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Corporate: Perseus Sale Postponed; Mondadori Merges Children's Imprints

The closing of the sale of the Perseus Books Group to Hachette -- with the distribution businesses to be sold in turn to Ingram Content Group -- has been postponed past the intended July 31 date. That closing date always seemed ambitious, since the complicated three-way agreement was not executed until June…

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People, Etc.

Ten Speed Press announced a number of promotions and new hires. In the publicity and marketing departments, Lorraine Woodcheke has been named marketing & publicity manager, cookbooks, while Natalie Mulford moves up to marketing and publicity manager, Watson-Guptill and Amphoto Books. In the design department, Betsy Stromberg has been promoted…

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People, PEN Awards, Etc.

Marcie Lawrence has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as designer. She is a recent graduate from the School of Visual Arts MFA Design program, and was previously at Wenner Media. In addition, Maggie Edkins has been promoted to assistant designer. Susan Peterson has joined CodeManta as svp, sales.…

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People, Etc.

Brenda Marsh has joined Abrams in the newly created position of vp, business development. The position will focus on both new and existing business opportunities, market analysis and company growth initiatives. Most recently, Marsh was vp, author relations at Barnes & Noble. Last week, Barnes & Noble added retired Vice Admiral John…

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People, Etc.

Kerry Eltman has joined Fox Chapel Publishing as chief financial officer. Previously he was controller at The Jay Group, a logistics and supply chain company. John Aardema has joined Sourcebooks in the newly created position of art director in the entertainment & gift group. He spent the past nine years…

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Legato to Be Merged Into PGW as Suchomel Exits

Ingram's acquisition of Perseus's distribution companies will close on July 31 as previously expected, and the first major change will see Legato Publishers Group formally merged into PGW, with founder Mark Suchomel leaving on August 1. The former president of IPG, Suchomel founded Legato in May 2013 and it operated as an…

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People, Etc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Bridgett Paradise as svp of human resources and chief people officer, reporting directly to CEO Linda Zecher. Her role "will encompass human resources strategy and policy, including talent management and acquisition, organizational design and employee benefits. Paradise has been at Microsoft, most recently in the position of general manager, human resources…

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Judge Cote Unconvinced By Aspects of Apple Settlement Proposal

In a teleconference call with lawyers for Apple, the plaintiff states, and the consumer class, Judge Denise Cote "expressed concern" with the proposed settlement before her that would see Apple pay anywhere from nothing (if they win their appeal of Cote's July 2013 ruling in favor of the Department of Justice)…

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Kensington will merge its two digital-first imprints eKensington and Lyrical Press into a single unit under the Lyrical Press name. The merged imprint will continue to be under the helm of Adam Zacharius, and directly managed by Alexandra Nicolajsen as well as Martin Biro, who has been promoted to associate…

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