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Tara Gavin has joined Kensington as executive editor. She spent the past 30 years at Harlequin, most recently as senior executive editor. Ron Longe recently started his own boutique PR firm, Ron Longe Public Relations, specializing in food, lifestyle, and illustrated books. He can now be reached at ron@ronlonge.com. He was…

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Benjamin Lee will join Putnam and Dutton as vp, associate publisher of paperbacks, as both imprints will launch their own in-house paperback lines beginning January 2016. Lee was previously vp, associate publisher at Atria. At St. Martin's, Monique Patterson has been promoted to editorial director of romance while also continuing as executive…

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People: Golomb to Join Writers House, Belden to Scribner, and More

At a party Thursday night to celebrate her agency's 25th anniversary, Susan Golomb announced that she had decided it was time to join forces with a larger company, so she and her staff at the Susan Golomb Agency and clients (including Jonathan Franzen, on hand at the party, along with…

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Abrams announced a number of recent promotions as well as a new hire. At Abrams Children's and Amulet, Traci Todd joined recently as executive editor (she was senior editor, children's publishing at VIZ Media). Jennifer Graham has been promoted to senior managing editor, while Erica Finkel moves up to associate editor. On the adult…

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Allison Hunter has joined the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency as an agent. Previously she was an agent at Inkwell Management, and at SKLA will continue to actively acquire literary and commercial fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies and pop culture. Jordan Hamessley will join Adaptive Books as editorial director on…

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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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