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Eric Lupfer is joining Fletcher & Company as an agent, moving over from William Morris Endeavor, where he has been for fourteen years. Lupfer specializes in non-fiction ranging from history, science, and economics, to narrative journalism and current affairs. At Trident Media Group, Alexa Stark has been promoted to literary…

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People: Pallante to Head AAP, and More

Former Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will join the Association of American Publishers on January 17 as the new president and ceo of the organization, taking over following the planned retirement of Tom Allen. She says in the announcement: "I am deeply inspired by the values of the American publishing…

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People, Etc.

Dean Koontz, who has been without representation in his primary markets for years now, selected new literary agents a couple of months ago -- now announced via Deadline: Richard Pine and Kim Witherspoon at Inkwell Management will serve as his primary agents, with Jon Liebman and Missy Malkin at Brillstein Entertainment…

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Libby McGuire has joined The Gernert Company as an agent. Most recently she was publisher at Ballantine Bantam Dell, which she left a year ago. David Gernert said in the announcement: "Having worked with Libby for years I have no doubt that she will be a terrific, and terrifically successful,…

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People

 Mary Pachnos, who has worked in association with Aitken Alexander Associates for the last 20 years, retired at the end of 2016. Her next phase will include volunteering as a guide at London Zoo. Marilyn Dahl has retired as editor of Shelf Awareness for Readers after twelve years with the…

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Briefs

The Costco Pennie's Pick for January is Amy Stewart's Girl Waits With Gun (HMH) while the company's book club pick for the month is The Tumbling Turner Sisters (Gallery) by Juliette Fay. Updating our very best of the best books of 2016 report, Jacqueline Woodson is represented now by Kathleen Nishimoto at…

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People, Etc.

Parenting Press is being acquired by Chicago Review Press (which already distributes the press through its IPG unit) effective January 1, and will continue as an imprint of its new parent company. Chicago Review Press publisher Cynthia Sherry will oversee the list from the 37-year-old practical parenting and children's book publisher. Parenting…

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People: New President for Chronicle, and More

Chronicle Books vp of sales & marketing Tyrrell Mahoney is being promoted to president of the publisher as of January 1, as Jack Jensen takes the "more comprehensive role" of president of McEvoy Group, Chronicle's owner. Jensen will oversee all of McEvoy's companies -- Chronicle Books, along with Galison/Mudpuppy, Princeton Architectural Press,…

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People, Etc.

Danielle Smith has left Red Fox Literary after three years to launch her own literary agency, Lupine Grove Creative, with most of her clients set to follow her to the new agency. Playwright Kia Corthron has won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for her debut novel The Castle…

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People, Bookselling, Etc.

Adriana Stimola has joined the Stimola Literary Studio as agent, representing cookbooks, lifestyle, and health and wellness books. She was formerly content manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Chris Francis has joined Sourcebooks as assistant editor. Elizabeth Scarpelli has been hired as director of the new University of…

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