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People: On Marquez, 87, and More

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday, following complications from pneumonia. Among the many appreciations of his work and life are these from Michiko Kakutani and Hector Tobar. Hillary Clinton's June 10 memoir has a title -- HARD CHOICES and a final jacket: "All…

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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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WME Details IMG Cost Cuts for Lenders

Sports Business Journal and The Wrap both obtained financial documents prepared in connection with William Morris Endeavor's debt offerings, lining up financing for their acquisition of IMG. The transaction is due to close May 1, though the two sources disagree on the actual price (between $2.375 billion and $2.45 billion).…

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Devin Kirk will join Macmillan on April 14 as vp, international sales and marketing, succeeding Judy Sisko, who is retiring next month after more than 46 years in publishing and 22 years at Macmillan. Kirk was previously senior director, international sales for Penguin Random House. At Penguin Random House, Kim…

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Former Literature Director at the National Endowment of the Arts Ira Silverberg will join Open Road Integrated Media on April 22 as strategic advisor, author brands, reporting to Tina Pohlman. In his new role, Silverberg will focus primarily on backlist acquisitions for "a wide range of authors." Jane Friedman, co-founder…

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Maggie Riggs has joined the Friedrich Agency as associate agent. Previously she was an associate editor at Viking. Lelia Mander will join Artisan Books as managing editor on March 24. She was previously a senior production editor at HarperCollins. In addition, Patrick Leonard has been named senior publicist. Kayleigh McCann…

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Next month the London Book Fair will present agent Deborah Rogers, ceo of Rogers, Coleridge & White, with their annual lifetime achievement award. In the announcement, chair of Penguin Random House UK Gail Rebuck comments: "Deborah Rogers is a legendary agent who has made an unsurpassed contribution to a thriving…

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After acquiring Constable & Robinson in February, Little Brown UK is in "consultation" (the required discussion process when a job is being eliminated) with approximately half the unit's staff of 41 people. The Bookseller says the positions are primarily in sales, marketing and production. A spokesperson for Hachette tells the magazine, "Where…

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Little, Brown announced a number of promotions across several departments. In editorial, John Parsley has been promoted to vp, executive editor, while Wes Miller moves up to editor, Mulholland Books. Victoria Matsui has been promoted to associate editor, while Frederica Bepler moves up to associate editor, paperback manager, and Malin…

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Julia Kardon joins Mary Evans as a foreign rights director and agent. Previously she was an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. At Hachette Book Group, Sophie Cottrell has been promoted to svp, corporate communications. Amanda Englander has joined Clarkson Potter and Potter Style as associate editor. Previously she was an…

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