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After sharing office space and some employees for the past two years, agencies Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth are formally merging to form Aevitas Creative Management. They write in an announcement: "Our every hope is that Aevitas will carry forward the best practices and traditions of both agencies. We're especially…

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People: Stanley Forms New Firm, and More

Janklow & Nesbit partner, managing director and head of foreign rights Cullen Stanley has left to form her own firm, Cullen Stanley International Agency. Stanley has worked at J&N since 1991. The agency said in a brief statement it "is very pleased to announce that it is spinning off its foreign…

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The Zora Neale Hurston Trust is now being represented by the Joy Harris Literary Agency. (Hurston's work was previously represented by Victoria Sanders & Associates.) Singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen, 82, died Thursday. Jared Bland at his longtime publisher McClelland & Stewart said in a statement, "His work, in all its…

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After being removed from her position as Register of Copyrights and appointed to a new senior advisor role, Maria Pallante has resigned instead, Politico reported. Her resignation was confirmed by an LOC spokesperson. In Pallante's letter of resignation, she writes: "I hope that you will respect that I do not accept…

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People: Young Named Canongate Chairman, and More

Former ceo of Orion (and before that ceo of Hachette Book Group USA) David Young will become chairman of Canongate Books in January. He takes over from Christopher Bland, who is retiring after 22 years in the position. CEO Jamie Byng says in the announcement, "David Young is someone who…

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At Penguin Random House, svp, corporate director business affairs John Schline is stepping down after more than three decades with Penguin and Random House. He will serve as a consultant to the company through the end of 2016. David Sanford has been promoted to svp, executive director, contracts and permissions companywide, with responsibility for all the adult…

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Stephanie Hitchcock has been promoted to editor at Harper Business. At Henry Holt, Jessica Wiener has been appointed director of marketing. At Little, Brown, Katharine Myers has been promoted to associate director of publicity. In addition, Pamela Brown moves up to marketing director, Little, Brown and Mulholland Books, while Lauren Velasquez…

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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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