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People: BISG Honors

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) named their industry award recipients on Friday. The Most Valuable BISG Volunteer Award Kempton Mooney, Nielsen Book, for his work as the first chair of the Thema Working Group Industry Champion Award Bill Kasdorf, Apex Content Solutions, for his work as chair of the…

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ABA Names Indies Introduce Titles For Winter/Spring 2015

The ABA has chosen the ABA's Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce titles for debut adult fiction & nonfiction, YA, and children's: Adult fiction: Black River by S.M. Hulse (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 20) Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper (Simon & Schuster, January 20) Wolf Winter by…

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National Book Award Fiction Longlist, and More Awards

The National Book Awards closed out their week of longlists with its ten-book fiction list. Originally slated for announcement on Thursday at 8 AM, the list was first leaked Wednesday evening after 7 PM by the Huffington Post, after which it was posted by the NYT and on the National…

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People, Etc.

Lisa Gallagher will join DeFiore and Company on November 3, after five years as an agent at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. In the Penguin Random House sales department,  Lauren Monaco has the new assignment of vp, director of sales, paperback and Berkley/NAL, Penguin Publishing Group. Hank Cochrane serves as vp, director of sales development, trade paperback &…

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Awards: MacArthur Fellows, Nonfiction National Book Award Longlist

The MacArthur Foundation announced their latest group of 21 Fellows (recipients of $625,000 grants), including graphic novelist Alison Bechdel, poet Terrance Hayes, translator/poet Khaled Mattawa, and playwright Samuel Hunter. The National Book Awards also announced their nonfiction longlist Wednesday. (Notably, the nominees include only one woman; the young people's literature and poetry…

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Longlists: Giller Prize, National Book Award Poetry

Canada's Giller Prize announced their longlist of twelve books: Arjun Basu, Waiting for the Man (ECW Press) David Bezmogzis, The Betrayers (Little, Brown/Harper Canada) Rivka Galchen, American Innovations (FSG/Harper Canada) Frances Itani, Tell (Black Cat (forthcoming)/Harper Canada) Jennifer Lovegrove, Watch How We Walk (ECW Press) Sean Michaels, Us Conductors (Tin…

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National Book Awards Young People's Lit Longlist

The National Book Awards began rolling out their longlists one at a time Monday via the New York Times, which posted the Young People's Literature list of 10 candidates, including Carl Hiaasen's SKINK - NO SURRENDER, which you can start reading an excerpt from right now in our Buzz Books…

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People, Etc.

Simon & Schuster Australia managing director Lou Johnson has resigned from the company in order to "seek challenges in her career outside of Simon & Schuster, and potentially beyond the traditional publishing environment," the company said in the announcement, though she will stay "for the foreseeable future" to ensure a…

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Stein's A Sudden Light Tops October LibraryReads List

Garth Stein's new novel A SUDDEN LIGHT leads the October LibraryReads list, which also includes #1 Indie Next pick LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult. The rest of the list: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden Not My Father's…

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People: New CEO for Andrews McMeel, and More

Andrews McMeel Universal has hired Andy Sareyan as president and CEO, effective November 3, reporting to chairman John McMeel and vice chairman Hugh Andrews. After relocating to Kansas City, Sareyan will oversee all AMU operations, comprising Universal Uclick, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and AMUSE. Sareyn was most recently president of National…

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