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Lance Fitzgerald will join the Crown Publishing Group as vp, director of subsidiary rights on August 4. Previously he was director of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster. Succeeding Fitzgerald at S&S is Marie Florio, who has been promoted to director, subsidiary rights, overseeing rights for all books within the…

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Lisa Yoskowitz will join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as executive editor on July 21. Previously she was senior editor at Disney-Hyperion. At Chronicle Books, Kelli Chipponeri has been promoted to editorial director, children's. Noah Ballard has joined Curtis Brown as a literary agent. He had previously been with…

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Agreements: Curtis Brown UK Unit Pairs with BBC, and More

Cuba Pictures, the film and tv development arm of Curtis Brown UK, has a first-look deal with BBC Worldwide, which will "provide investment, co-production expertise, access to their market research and development initiatives in addition to their global marketing reach." Cuba Pictures ceo Nick Marston says, "Our aim is to bring together…

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At Penguin Random House in the US, Tom Cox has been promoted to vp, adult mass merchandise and distributor sales, the company's newly formed cross-company division, reporting to Jaci Updike. In addition, Penguin vp, director of distributor sales Ken Kaye will retire at the end of 2014 after more than…

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Arabella Stein is stepping down as co-director of Abner Stein after a leave of absence to "pursue a new direction", the Bookseller reports.  Stein began at Abner Stein in 2002 and moved up to co-director in 2011 after the death of her father (and the agency's founder & namesake). Sandy…

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Deputy publisher of Little, Brown Heather Fain has been appointed to the additional new position of svp, director of marketing strategy, a central marketing function within HBG. She will report to ceo Michael Pietsch for the new role, and he said of the appointment, "The publisher's role as marketer has never been more…

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Lisa Barnes has moved over to the Random House Speakers Bureau as assistant agent director. Previously she was assistant director of publicity at Ballantine Bantam Dell. Julie MacKay has joined The Robbins Office as foreign rights manager. Previously she worked in the foreign rights department at Janklow & Nesbit. Julianne…

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Simon & Schuster vp, business information and data operations Helene Green died Tuesday after a long illness. She began her publishing career at Macmillan in 1987 and joined S&S's children's division, responsible for inventory, in 1994 upon the acquisition of the company (which owned Scribner), after which she moved over…

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Founding partner of Folio Literary Management Paige Wheeler will relaunch her previous company, Creative Media Agency, as an affiliate of Folio, relinquishing her partner role and focusing on client management. Wheeler said in the announcement: "I have had a tremendous amount of fun in starting and growing Folio to become a powerful and…

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Eimear McBride won the Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, published by Galley Beggar Press in the UK and by Coffee House Press in the US in September. Prize chair Helen Fraser called the novel "an amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed…

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