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Simonson's The Summer Before The War Tops March Library Reads List

Helen Simonson's new novel The Summer Before the War is the No. 1 pick for the March Library Reads list. The list also includes Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Lyndsay Faye's Jane Steele, and Elizabeth Brundage's All Things Cease to Appear, excerpts of which you can start reading right now…

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Mary Ann Naples will join Disney Book Group as vp, publisher on March 14, reporting to Jeanne Mosure. Previously Naples was svp, publisher at Rodale Books & Rodale Wellness. Mosure said in the announcement: "As a self-made entrepreneur and a Disney veteran, Mary Ann brings the right leadership capabilities to…

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Scholastic, Little Brown UK Will Publish Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play Script on July 31

Scholastic and Little Brown UK will publish the script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, an adaptation and continuation of JK Rowling's series, just after midnight on July 31. The play premieres on London's West End on July 30 and features Potter as a 35-year-old parent,…

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People: Lucas to Lead NBF

Lisa Lucas, 36, the publisher of arts magazine Guernica, will become executive director of the National Book Foundation, starting March 14. She tells the NYT, "Readers are everything, readers are everyone. It should be about building one big massive audience that’s reflective of where we live." She adds, "The practice…

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Briefs: PubTrack Digital Launches in UK; Kenyon Sues Clare; Denene Miller Books at Agate; and More

Nielsen Book has launched PubTrack Digital UK, an ebook sales tracking service based on the same model that they use in the US. A set of unspecified publishers contribute their own ebook sales data, on a monthly basis, with a three-month delay. Nielsen says "we are not currently releasing the…

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Random House announced a number of recent promotions in its publicity department. Maria Braeckel and Jennifer Garza have been promoted to associate director of publicity; Greg Kubie moves up to assistant director of publicity; Christine Mykityshyn has been promoted to senior publicist; Dhara Parikh and Catherine Mikula both move up…

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At Random House, Andrea Walker and Noah Eaker have both been promoted to executive editor; Caitlin McKenna and Kaela Myers have both been promoted to editor; and Mika Kasuga and Molly Turpin have both been promoted to associate editor. At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Sarah Murphy and Anne Speyer have both been promoted to associate editor,  and Julia Maguire has been promoted to assistant…

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Another Decline in Sales and Profits for Harper in Second Quarter

HarperCollins reported sales for their fiscal second quarter, ending December 31. Total revenues declined $23 million, or 5 percent to $446 million for the quarter, while EBITDA dropped 26 percent to $57 million (compared to $77 million a year ago). The company blamed "lower e-book sales, negative foreign currency fluctuations and…

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At Ingram Content Group, chief information officer Pep Carrera will change roles and become chief operating officer at their VitalSource Technologies unit, relocating to Raleigh, NC. In turn, VitalSource coo Kent Freeman will take on the newly-created role of chief strategy and development officer, "supporting Ingram's continued transformation and leading the…

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Joshilyn Jackson's The Opposite of Everyone Tops March Indie Next List; iBooks' February Picks

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson is booksellers' number one pick on the ABA's March Indie Next list. The rest of the list features: The Passenger, by Lisa Lutz What Is Not Yours is Not Yours, by Helen Oyeyemi The Widow, by Fiona Barton Eruption: The Untold Story of…

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