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Apple Outperforms In Quiet Quarter

Apple reported better than expected results for their fiscal second quarter on Wednesday afternoon, for the period ending March 29. Traditionally their quietest quarter, they still grew both sales ($45.6 billion) and net profit ($10.2 billion) in what ceo Tim Cook called "our strongest non-holiday quarter ever." In the areas we…

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Maria Ribas and Paul Lamb have joined the Howard Morhaim Literary agency as literary agents. Ribas was an associate editor at Adams Media and will continue to focus on cookbooks, self-help, health, diet, parenting, and humor. Lamb was most recently senior marketing manager at Viking, and will focus on representing…

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David Foster Wallace Trust Objects to Forthcoming Film

In a joint statement, the David Foster Wallace Trust, along with the late author's relatives and his publisher Little, Brown, indicated their disapproval of the movie-in-progress "The End of the Tour," based on David Lipsky's 2010 book ALTHOUGH OF COURSE YOU END UP BECOMING YOURSELF. The film, which stars Jason…

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Kensington publisher Laurie Parkin intends to retire on May 30 after 15 years in the position, and 30 years in publishing. Company ceo Steven Zacharius says: "Laurie's love of publishing and selling books has been a driving force behind Kensington's success during a period of immense change in the industry. Laurie's leadership,…

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Joel Scotkin has joined Open Road in the new role of chief technology officer, reporting to ceo Jane Friedman. Scotkin was previously ceo and founder of the technology consulting firm Random Walk and later ceo and lead investor in Masten Space Systems, a start-up focused on reusable space travel. Michelle…

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Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of culinary digital editorial director. She will be working from the New York office with the culinary marketing, editorial, and digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter. Elyse Turr has…

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Simon & Schuster vp, director of children's sales Mary Marotta will move over on May 5 to become deputy publisher for Aladdin, Little Simon, Simon Pulse and Simon Spotlight, reporting to division president Jon Anderson. Marotta fills the role vacated by Mara Anastas when she moved up to publisher of…

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LAT Awards Honor Ozeki, Fink, Bulawayo, and Rowling; ALA's Most Challenged

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in ten categories on Friday night. They include: Fiction Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking) First Fiction NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books) Current Interest Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial (Crown) Biography Marie Arana,…

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Lockhart's WE WERE LIARS Tops May's LibraryReads List

E. Lockhart's YA novel WE WERE LIARS tops the May LibraryReads list. Also appearing is Laline Paull's debut novel THE BEES, which like the Lockhart is among the 40 titles you can preview right now in our free ebook, Publishers Lunch Buzz Books 2014: Spring/Summer. (Paull's novel made the May Indie…

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Deborah Aaronson has joined Phaidon as vp, group publisher, reporting to recently-hired ceo Keith Fox. Aaronson, most recently vp, publisher for the adult trade group at Abrams, where she spent the past 14 years, will work out of the company's New York office. "I am thrilled that Deb has joined…

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