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At Franklin & Siegal Associates, Danny Yanez has been promoted to director of adult scouting. In addition, both Nicole Sohl and Joshua LaMorey have joined as literary scouts. Sohl was most recently associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books and Macmillan Entertainment, while LaMorey was previously a literary scout at Barbara…

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At Scribner, Shannon Welch has been promoted to executive editor. At Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency, Danielle Burby has been promoted to agent and foreign rights manager. Paula Canal will join Indent Literary Agency as a literary agent and foreign rights director. She has spent the past 17 years as foreign…

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People: Harlequin Launches Park Row Books Imprint, and More

Harlequin will launch a new imprint, Park Row Books, in summer 2017, with a focus on "thought-provoking and voice-driven novels" that have "mainstream appeal." Executive editor for the imprint Erika Imranyi told the AP: "We've been growing that part of our business for a very long time. It's a small…

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People: Nelson to Join Harper

Sara Nelson will join HarperCollins in the new role of vp, executive editor and special advisor to the publisher on July 18. She will acquire titles and "work closely with publisher Jonathan Burnham, as a strategic advisor." Nelson has been the editorial director for Books and Kindle at Amazon since 2012. Nelson says…

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With the move of Thomas Dunne Books to a boutique imprint, TD Books vp, associate publisher Pete Wolverton becomes vp, executive editor at St. Martin's, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Laura Lee Mattingly has joined Present Perfect Dep't as a literary agent and partner to founder Kate Woodrow. Mattingly, previously senior…

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Patricia Hespanha has been appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil, responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, establishing strategic direction, and setting the editorial program for profitable business growth. Hespanha, who most recently served as executive director, infrastructure for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games, succeeds…

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People: Seal Press Moves to Da Capo, and More

Perseus Books Group imprint Seal Press is being aligned within the company, moving from its historical place as part of the Avalon Group -- Avalon Publishing purchased Seal in 2002 -- to a more practical alignment with PBG's Da Capo Press, where Seal will be an imprint. As a result, the…

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Julie Will has been promoted to editorial director at Harper Wave. Allison Hunter will join Janklow & Nesbit as an agent on July 11. Previously she was an agent at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. Erin Simpson has been promoted to senior agent at the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. Patti Hughes,…

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Erica Rand Silverman will join Stimola Literary Studio as a senior agent on July 1 after eight years at Sterling Lord Literistic. She will continue to represent children's literature, picture books through YA, and the occasional adult nonfiction in the areas of parenting, humor and wellness. Patrick Walsh is leaving…

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At Basic, Betsy DeJesu has been promoted to publicity director. At the Crown Publishing Group, Rebecca Welbourn has been promoted to publicist for Crown, Hogarth, Tim Duggan Books, and Broadway Books, while Hannah Frail moves up to associate publicist for those imprints. In addition, Owen Haney has been promoted to…

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