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LAT Book Prize Winners Include Hustvedt, Luiselli, Rankine, & Hobbs

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in ten categories on Saturday night. They include: Fiction Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (Simon & Schuster) The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Valeria Luiselli, Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press) Current Interest Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic…

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KU for March: New High for the Pool But Almost A New Low Per Book

Earlier this week Amazon made their monthly announcement of how much money they would retroactively chose to share with self-published authors whose work was read via the Kindle Unlimited subscription program. The total pool allocated for March reached a new high, of $9.3 million. Borrows were robust as well, at approximately…

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Slaughter Moves to Harper In Global Deal, As Harper Adds Four More International Lines

HarperCollins officially announced from London on Tuesday morning a multi-territory four-book deal with bestselling author Karin Slaughter. The relationship begins with PRETTY GIRLS, now set for US publication in September, which Harper will publish in all countries in which it operates on their newly-expanded international platform -- except for the UK, Australia,…

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People, Etc.: Restivo-Alessi Adds International Duties at HC; Ivan Doig Dies; and More

At HarperCollins, chief digital officer Chantal Restivo-Alessi is taking on the additional responsibilities of evp, International, overseeing the growing foreign language program built on top of some of infrastructure acquired as part of Harlequin. CEO Brian Murray writes: "In this new role, Chantal will oversee the HarperCollins foreign language program to…

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Mary Faria will join Perseus on April 20 in the newly created role of vp, mass merch sales, reporting to Sabrina McCarthy. Previously she was director of sales at becker!&mayer. Rick Monteith, Peter D'Erasmo, Christina Douglas, and Cherish Barrett will now report to Faria. At Random House Children's Publishing, Stephanie…

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Alexander Tops May Indie Next List

Poet Elizabeth Alexander's memoir THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is the ABA's No. 1 Indie Next pick for May. The rest of the list features the following (including 5 books, asterisked, you can start reading right now in our free Buzz Books 2015 ebook): Pieces of My Mother, by Melissa…

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Jenny Todd has been appointed publisher and managing director at Canongate, with longtime publisher Jaime Byng moving up to chief executive, which will allow him a "greater focus on developing new businesses". Of Todd, promoted from associate publisher, Byng said in a statement: [She] has played an instrumental role in…

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Luke Dempsey will join Harper One as executive editor on March 23, working out of the New York office. Previously he was non-fiction editorial director at Ballantine. Camille Perri has been named books editor-at-large at Cosmopolitan, where she will serve as the point person for all books coverage, including first…

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People: Terry Pratchett Dies, and More

Terry Pratchett, 66, author of more than 70 books including the Discworld series, died Thursday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2007. Transworld managing director Larry Finlay said in a statement: "I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The…

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Karen Fink will join Grand Central as deputy director of publicity on March 23. She spent the past 11 years at Random House, most recently as associate director of publicity handling titles across the Random House, Spiegel & Grau and The Dial Press lists. Barry Harbaugh joins the Little A…

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