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People, Etc.: Regan Arts Distribution to S&S

Judith Regan will go back to her roots for distribution of her new line Regan Arts' titles. Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide sales and distribution, with Regan Arts expected to begin publishing in fall 2014 (though they have not publicly announced any titles yet). Regan started her book publishing…

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Ferris, Fowler, Hustvedt & Powers Add American Flavor to Booker Longlist

The longlist for the Booker Prize was announced Wednesday morning, the first to include American authors after a widely discussed rule change late last year. Titles by four American authors -- TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris, WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES by Karen Joy…

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Lance Fitzgerald will join the Crown Publishing Group as vp, director of subsidiary rights on August 4. Previously he was director of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster. Succeeding Fitzgerald at S&S is Marie Florio, who has been promoted to director, subsidiary rights, overseeing rights for all books within the…

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Start-up BitLit has announced a pilot program with Harper Collins. The publisher is testing the app that provides a discounted ebook as a bundled offer to a proven print book purchaser or owner on 6 titles for now (Halfway to the Grave, by Jeaniene Frost, Black Magic Sanction, by Kim Harrison,…

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Jesse Ventura Defamation Trial Highlights Editorial & Marketing of AMERICAN SNIPER

Last Friday both sides in the defamation trial brought by former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura against the estate of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL and author of AMERICAN SNIPER. At issue was an account in the book headlined "Punching Out Scruff Face" that described -- though not by name --…

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Scholastic has hired Lee Peters as svp, strategic marketing for Scholastic Education, reporting to division president Margery Mayer. "Peters will be responsible for helping shape the strategic direction of the division by guiding marketing and messaging across multiple major product lines within a unified Scholastic Education brand." Most recently, he was vp…

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Kindle Unlimited Officially Launches; KDP Select Authors to Share Another $800,000 for July

Amazon officially announced and made live its Kindle Unlimited subscription program, which was previewed earlier this week and which we have written about extensively already. Notably, the announcement does not specify which publishers have opted in by specific agreement (as opposed to having Amazon include some of their books without direct consent;…

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At Putnam, Katie McKee has been promoted to senior publicity manager, while Elena Hershey moves up to associate publicist. At Chronicle Books, Will Schrom has been promoted to national accounts manager, Barnes & Noble and Calendar Club. At Crown Publishing Group, Hanna Glidden has been promoted to associate managing editor.…

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Lisa Yoskowitz will join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as executive editor on July 21. Previously she was senior editor at Disney-Hyperion. At Chronicle Books, Kelli Chipponeri has been promoted to editorial director, children's. Noah Ballard has joined Curtis Brown as a literary agent. He had previously been with…

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Approximately 25 Let Go at Globe Pequot & Lyons Press

Two months after Rowman & Littlefield acquired Globe Pequot Press from Morris Communications, the Guilford, CT-based publisher has let go approximately 25 staffers, including a number of people from editorial and sales. Four Lyons Press editors and a manager were let go, as were the managers of Globe Pequot Press…

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