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David Lamb has joined Hachette Books as assistant editor. Previously he was an editorial assistant at Scribner. Damon Reiss has been promoted to head of custom sales & strategy for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Penguin Classics publisher Elda Rotor is profiled by CNN Philippines. Though much of the conversation revolves around…

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At Basic, Betsy DeJesu has been promoted to publicity director. At the Crown Publishing Group, Rebecca Welbourn has been promoted to publicist for Crown, Hogarth, Tim Duggan Books, and Broadway Books, while Hannah Frail moves up to associate publicist for those imprints. In addition, Owen Haney has been promoted to…

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Meghan Deans will join Ecco on June 13 as marketing director. She has been at Little, Brown, most recently as director of social media. At Clarkson Potter, Kim Tyner has been promoted to assistant production director. Harper Christian reports that longtime employee and vp of custom product development Joseph "Scott" Harvey, 52, died…

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Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co., which has published 13 books in translation, will become an imprint of UK-based Canelo as of June. Publishing director Michael Bhaskar says in the announcement, "We want to take these wonderful, original, eclectic, innovative voices to the wide English ­speaking audience they deserve." Author of over 50 English-set historical romances,…

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Publisher of Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum Books Pares Back List On Health Problems

The founder of the eponymous Georgia McBride Media Group -- which publishes under Month9Books, Swoon Romance and Tantrum Books -- emailed authors on Thursday to share information on her health issues and business problems. Recently diagnosed with a blood clot, following other stress-related health problems, McBride writes, "I am making…

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The Full Buzz Books Young Adult Roster

Yesterday we listed the complete list of 40 great adult authors and excerpts packed into our new free ebook Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter, and today we're proud to feature all of the young adult authors and excerpts in Buzz Books 2016 Young Adult: Fall/Winter. Since we first spun-off YA into…

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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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