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People: On Marquez, 87, and More

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday, following complications from pneumonia. Among the many appreciations of his work and life are these from Michiko Kakutani and Hector Tobar. Hillary Clinton's June 10 memoir has a title -- HARD CHOICES and a final jacket: "All…

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People, Etc.

Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of culinary digital editorial director. She will be working from the New York office with the culinary marketing, editorial, and digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter. Elyse Turr has…

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Authors Guild Challenges Google Fair Use Ruling In Appeal

Last week the Authors Guild formally detailed their appeal of Judge Denny Chin's November 14, 2013 summary judgment motion in favor of Google, finding that the web giant's library book-scanning project was protected as "fair use." The Guild says that the District Court applied "an unprecedented, expansive and erroneous interpretation…

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Forthcoming: Geithner's Tour Guests, and A New Eggers

Crown announced former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's book tour for STRESS TEST for May, featuring well-known "moderators" at many of his appearances. Notably, they include former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke (in Washington, DC) and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (in Chicago). Other moderators include Pulitzer–winning author Liaquat Ahamed, Jim…

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People, Awards, Etc.

At Bloomsbury, Kathy Belden has been promoted to senior executive editor. Sara Sciuto is joining Foreword Literary as an agent, specializing in children's books. She was previously an agent with Full Circle Literary. Ian McEwan's novel THE CHILDREN ACT, already announced for UK publication this fall by Jonathan Cape, will…

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LBF Announcements: Isaacson's Innovators; Chevalier's Othello; Shatzkin and McCarthy's Digital Marketing Agency

Simon & Schuster likes to officially announce their Walter Isaacson books at the London Book Fair. Acquired some time ago, and already previewed online by the author, they will publish Isaacson's THE INNOVATORS: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, in world English on…

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Authors and Editors

Author Michael Lewis garners a lot of attention for the release today of FLASH BOYS (including this excerpt in the NYT Magazine). He tells NY Magazine he finished the manuscript two months ago. "Lewis says he turned down large advances to remain with his longtime editor, Norton head Starling Lawrence, and for his last two books, he's taken no…

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Clinton Shares Book Lessons, Advocates for First Book

In advance of the June 1 publication of her still untitled new memoir, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided a slightly delayed closing keynote address at the AAP annual meeting on Wednesday. As Secretary Clinton made clear (and Carolyn Reidy confirmed), she writes her books herself -- in longhand…

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Briefs: Trudeau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Carnegie & Greenaway Awards Shortlists; and More

Allen Guelzo has won the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History for GETTYSBURG: The Last Invasion (Knopf). The $50,000 prize was announced Monday night at a ceremony held at the New-York Historical Society. The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists were announced this morning, with the winners to be named…

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Pastor Mark Driscoll Apologizes for Using Result Source to Manipulate Bestseller Lists

You may have already been following the story in which it was revealed earlier this month that Result Source was hired by the Mars Hill Church in Seattle to manipulate bestseller lists on behalf on their Pastor Mark Driscoll's book REAL MARRIAGE (co-authored with his wife). At first, a church spokesman…

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