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Derek Stordahl is promoted to evp, Bloomsbury USA with responsibility for Bloomsbury's performance across their academic and trade businesses; he was previously head of sales. Cristina Gilbert is promoted to vp, sales and marketing for Bloomsbury's US adult and children's divisions. Alex Glass has formally announced his new literary agency,…

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In the UK, Foyle's ceo Sam Husain, 67, will retire in April, the Bookseller reports. Former toy retailer Hamley's coo Paul Currie will take over the leadership for the bookseller, and Husain will stay on as a non-executive director. Also in the UK, Kieron Smith, who had been managing director of…

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In Italy, general manager of Mondadori's trade book division (as well as ceo of Einaudi, interim head of Mondadori publishing and chairman of Harlequin Mondadori) Riccardo Cavallero is leaving the company by the end of January. Last week, Mondadori Libri announced a number of new management appointments: CEO Ernesto Mauri is also…

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People, Etc.: Franzen Interview to Open BEA

Book Expo America's opening event will feature author Jonathan Franzen interviewed by Salon book critic Laura Miller, on May 27 at 12 PM (an hour before the show floor opens; this year the trade exhibition runs for two and a half days). This will be Franzen's first event to discuss his new…

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Briefs: Saramago Estate to Wylie; THE HUSBAND'S SECRET in Paperback; and More

Once again, a prominent literary estate has switched representation to The Wylie Agency. The estate of Jose Saramago announced the change as of December 30, 2014, saying "this shift to a larger literary agency emerges as a natural step to ensure greater presence" of Saramago's work. They briefly thanked Nicole…

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Nan Vermylen Thornton will join Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent. Previously, she was in-house counsel practicing copyright law at Pearson Education. The January Pennie's Pick at Costco is BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant. More Best of 2014 lists keep coming in as the year draws to a close. Vanity…

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People: Schnittman to Leave HBG

Hachette Book Group evp, chief marketing and sales officer Evan Schnittman is leaving the company as of December 12, after two and a half years at the company. Schnittman's position, which was created for him, is being eliminated. Instead, Chris Murphy is being promoted to svp, group sales director and will also…

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People, Etc.: Einstein Thompson Split, and More

Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson will dissolve the Einstein Thompson Agency after the new year as they have "mutually and amicably decided to strike out on their own" after eight years working together, first at LJK Literary before forming their own agency. The Thompson Literary Agency and Einstein Literary Management…

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Rachel Lodi joins Penguin Children's as associate digital publicist. She was at Palgrave Macmillan. Ronald J. Domanico has joined the board of Books A Million. He recently retired from HD Supply, where he was svp and chief financial officer. Former Bertelsmann ceo Thomas Middelhoff, 61, was found guilty of 27…

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People: William Morrow to Absorb Harlequin Nonfiction

The first tangible editorial change following HarperCollins' acquisition of Harlequin has been announced, and Harlequin Nonfiction titles acquired for publication in August 2015 and beyond will become part of the William Morrow list. President and group publisher for the US and Canada Michael Morrison wrote in a memo: "Since the acquisition of Harlequin,…

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