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Stephanie Fretwell-Hill will join Red Fox Literary as an agent. Previously she was an editor at Peachtree Publishers. Former Viking editor Maggie Riggs has launched The Riggs Agency, specializing in literary fiction, in addition to select non-fiction works including narrative non-fiction, essays, memoir, and food writing. Chair of Penguin Random…

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At Crown, Julian Pavia has been promoted to executive editor. Porter Anderson is taking over as editor of Publishing Perspectives from Ed Nawotka, who has run the publication since it was founded in 2009. Anderson was associate editor at FutureBooks, where he is replaced by Molly Flatt. In Germany, Piper publisher Michael…

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People: F+W Hires Beusse, and More

F+W has hired Tom Beusse as ceo, effective immediately, filling the position vacated by David Nussbaum last September (with coo Jim Ogle working as interim ceo since then). Beusse founded and ran as president the USA Today Sports Media Group until leaving in 2013. Prior to that he was ceo of radio content…

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Barnes & Noble has promoted Mary Amicucci to chief merchandising officer, continuing to report to coo Jaime Carey. In her new role, Amicucci will oversee the planning of all merchandising initiatives and will also be responsible for managing and developing talent across all of the merchandising groups within Barnes &…

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Renee Sedliar has been promoted to the new role of editorial director for Da Capo Lifelong Books. She is charged with "bringing Lifelong to the next level, further growing this crucial part of the Perseus publishing program by exploring new subject categories and taking the lead in charting Lifelong's editorial course." At…

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At Picador, PJ Horoszko has been promoted to associate editor, while Isabella Alimonti moves up to associate publicist. In addition, Marlena Brown joins as publicist, working on fiction and nonfiction; she was previously at Oxford University Press and, before that, at HarperCollins. MacKenzie Fraser-Bub has joined Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.…

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People, Etc.: Welsh to BBD As Publisher, and More

Kara Welsh will join Ballantine Bantam Dell as executive vice president, publisher on January 19, reporting to Gina Centrello. Previously Welsh was svp, publisher at the Berkley Publishing Group, after joining NAL as publisher in 2001. Reporting to Welsh are svp, associate publisher and editor-in-chief Jennifer Hershey, and svp, deputy…

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William Wood will join Barnes & Noble as chief information officer, reporting to ceo Ronald Boire. Wood previously served as cio at EZCORP. Boire said in the announcement: "We are thrilled to welcome Bill to Barnes & Noble and are excited to have someone with such broad experience in information…

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Elizabeth Schaefer will join Del Rey as senior editor on December 14. Previously she was an editor at Scholastic. Lindsay Walter-Greaney has joined Little, Brown Children's as associate managing editor. She was most recently senior production editor at Scholastic. In Sweden, publisher Lind & Co. and literary agent Carina Brandt at…

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People: Archer Named President of HMH Trade

Ellen Archer has been hired as president of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, reporting to ceo Linda Zecher, as of December 7. She takes over from Gary Gentel, "who will retire in 2016." Archer will be "based primarily" in the New York office, but will also spend time in the…

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