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After sharing office space and some employees for the past two years, agencies Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth are formally merging to form Aevitas Creative Management. They write in an announcement: "Our every hope is that Aevitas will carry forward the best practices and traditions of both agencies. We're especially…

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More Best Ofs: Library Reads' Favorites for 2016, Google's Bestsellers and More

Library Reads selected Ruth Ware's THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 as its "Favorite of Favorites" for 2016. The rest of their year-end list, in ranked order, features: Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald A Great…

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Stephen Power will join Thomas Dunne Books as executive editor on December 5. Previously he was a senior editor at Amacom. Bret Kehoe has joined Sourcebooks as managing editor. Previously, he was lead editor at Questions Galore. Awards The National Book Critics Circle nominated six titles for their John Leonard…

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Bookselling: NYT on What it Takes To Open A New Store; Lexington, KY's Morris Book Shop Closes

The NYT looks at signs of a comeback for new independent bookstores in the city, most recently Greenlight Bookstore's just-opened second location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, as well as around the country. One commonality behind a number of new stores across the country is community financing "that gives neighborhoods a stake…

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Gail Brussel has joined Penguin Press as publicity manager. Most recently ran her own PR company, Gail Brussel Book Publicity. In addition, Juliana Kiyan has been promoted to assistant publicity director. As we reported last month, Kate Childs left her position as director of Special events and event partnerships at Random…

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Kelly Joseph will join McClelland & Stewart on December 5 in the newly-created position of publishing manager, reporting to Jared Bland. In her new role, Joseph will will undertake the development of a new publishing initiative for fiction in translation, and take on administration of the division's poetry program. Joseph…

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Bookselling: Books & Books Westhampton Beach to Close; Kramerbooks Gets New Owner; and More

Books & Books Westhampton Beach will close on December 3 after more than 6 years in operation, Shelf Awareness reports. Owners Jack McKeown and Denise Berthiaume said in a statement: "For a variety of reasons of personal reasons, including the desire to retire to other pursuits, to travel more extensively,…

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At Simon & Schuster Children's, Audrey Gibbons has been promoted to senior publicist. Recipients were announced for the second round of $1.75 million in grants that James Patterson is providing to school libraries across the country, working in partnerships with Scholastic Reading Club, which matches the grants with points for…

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Bookselling: BN "Commits" to Staying in the Bronx; Three Lives Stays Put in Greenwich Village; and More

With Barnes & Noble set to close its only location in the Bronx at the end of the year -- leaving the entire borough without a bookstore -- there are plans to reverse course and for the chain to return to the Bronx "within 24 to 36 months," according to the…

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People: Gibson to Grove Atlantic, and More

George Gibson, whose job as publishing director at Bloomsbury US is being eliminated, will join Grove Atlantic as executive editor in January. CEO Morgan Entrekin says in the announcement that "everyone at Grove Atlantic is thrilled." He notes, "George is admired here and around the world as a brilliant, gracious, passionate…

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