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Awards: Booker Shortlist; National Book Poetry Longlist

The Booker Prize announced their shortlist, with the winner to be named October 13 [Update: The correct awards date is October 25]. Two Americans -- Paul Beatty for his NBCC-winning novel and Ottessa Moshfegh for her PEN/Hemingway debut winner -- are in contention in a field that includes no previous…

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AAP CEO Tom Allen to Retire In Early 2017

The Association of American Publishers announced that ceo Tom Allen will retire from his post "in early 2017." Allen has run the organization since April 2009. He says in a statement: "It has been a privilege to lead AAP these past seven years and I am proud of all we have accomplished. After twenty…

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Jana Branson has joined Clarkson Potter this week as associate director of publicity. Previously she was director of communications at Sequential Brands Group (formerly Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia), and replaces Anna Mintz, who is leaving Clarkson Potter to move back home to Atlanta and make a lifestyle change. In addition,…

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Susan Ruszala has resigned from her position as president of NetGalley after 10 years with the company developing the business, and is exploring both consulting and full-time positions. She can be reached via sruszala@gmail.com. Fran Toolan has taken over day-to-day operations of NetGalley and "will continue to indefinitely." VP, director of publicity at…

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Dr. Adam Black will join Macmillan Learning as chief learning officer, to help "bolster the expertise and vision of Macmillan's research and digital development teams." Black began his career at Cambridge University Press before moving to Pearson to lead higher-education science, global digital innovation, technology for language learning and, most…

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Abby Saul has left Browne & Miller to launch The Lark Group, a literary agency seeking adult commercial and literary fiction. Joe D’Onofrio will take over as director of the University of Chicago Press's Chicago Distribution Center, filling the spot vacated by Don Linn earlier this year. Most recently D'Onofrio has…

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At INScribe Digital, Larry Norton has been promoted to evp, general manager, running the business for the new owner, IPG. He succeeds Anne Kubek, who as previously reported is leaving the company as part of the planned transition. Maris Kreizman has joined the Book-of-the-Month Club as editorial director. Most recently…

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WME Acquires RWSG

William Morris Endeavor has acquired LA-based agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. Principals Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett will join WME as co-heads of the book to film/TV division, and will work in the film and TV departments as well. Geoffrey Sanford continue to represent authors and co-agents for WME. Liza Wachter is said…

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People: Hugh Van Dusen Retires, and More

Longtime Harper vp, executive editor Hugh Van Dusen will retire from the company on August 30 "after an astonishing 60 years with HarperCollins." He first joined what was then Harper & Brothers on June 21, 1956 and helped launch Torch Books, later becoming closely involved with the Perennial paperback imprint…

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At Simon & Schuster, Tracy Nelson has been promoted to director, retail field sales, and Caitlin Nalven has been promoted to national account manager handling Baker & Taylor, Ingram and Perma-Bound for children's publishing. Hannah Fergesen has joined KT Literary as an agent, representing speculative adult, young adult, and middle grade…

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