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Trish Todd is returning to Touchstone as vp, executive editor -- reporting to Susan Moldow. Todd had been at Touchstone for 15 years, up until 2010, where she was editor-in-chief, before moving over to Simon & Schuster. Moldow writes to staff, "In the more than twenty years that Trish and I have…

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In the UK, Louisa Joyner will leave Canongate to become editorial director at Faber. At Quercus, Stef Bierwerth is moving to an at-large role as she has "decided to relocate her family to Frankfurt." Succeeding Biewerth as publisher, fiction is Cassie Browne, currently editorial director at Borough Press. Browne will…

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Judge Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement for Harlequin Authors Class Action Suit

Earlier this month District Court Judge William H. Pauley III granted preliminary approval to a settlement of the class action suit brought by authors against Harlequin, seeking additional payment for books for which Harlequin licensed ebook rights to its own subsidiaries. A fairness hearing has been scheduled for June 30.…

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Nguyen, Stiles, Finnegan Among Pulitzer Winners

The Pulitzer Prizes offered a mix of surprises and expected results in their book category winners. Viet Thanh Nguyen's much-heralded debut novel The Sympathizer won for fiction, and in a note on his website the author said: "Of course it’s wonderful for me to get this prize. But within minutes of…

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Alaina Mauro has joined Little, Brown as publishing director, James Patterson. Previously she was a digital sales account manager at Penguin Children's. Daniella Valladares will join Little, Brown Children's as assistant editor, brand, licensed, and media tie-in publishing. She was most recently an assistant editor at HarperCollins. Sarah Williams has joined…

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Heather Jackson is leaving Harmony to become a literary agent, joining the David Black Agency on May 2. She will focus on commercial nonfiction and fiction, popular culture, and fresh narrative voices that inform, entertain, and shift the cultural conversation. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Stephanie Fletcher has been promoted to editor, culinary/lifestyle. In…

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Jennifer Schuster will become executive editor, Crown Archetype and Three Rivers Press, reporting to Tricia Boczkowski, as of April 18. She had been at NAL. Amelia Possanza will join Flatiron Books as senior publicist on April 11. Previously she was a publicist at Touchstone. In addition, Kimberly Escobar will join…

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Theresa Collier will join Artisan as senior publicist & associate marketing manager on April 1. Previously she was a publicist at Bloomsbury. Alexandra Primiani has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as publicist. She was previously in the publicity department at Riverhead. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Imre Kertesz, 86,…

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ICM has promoted nine of its agents to partner, including literary agent Alexandra Machinist, who joined the agency in 2014. Adriana Rizzo will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as vp, marketing on April 6. Previously she was senior director, marketing at ESPN. In addition, Maire Gorman will take on the new…

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At Simon & Schuster, Bob Bender has been promoted to vp, executive editor. In addition, Jofie Ferrari-Adler and Ben Loehnen also move up to executive editor. Brendan Curry has been appointed to the newly created role of vp, trade sales and marketing at Norton. Curry, who has been with Norton…

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