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Ben Platt will join Public Books as global coordinating editor, where he will commission articles and expand web outreach. Previously he was an editor at Basic Books. Chelsea Morgan and Kerry Johnson have both joined Simon & Schuster Children's as production editors. Morgan was previously assistant production manager at Macmillan,…

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People, Etc.

At St. Martin's, Lisa Senz has been promoted to vp, associate publisher, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Jackie Cantor will join Gallery Books as senior editor on August 29. Most recently she was executive editor at Berkley. Jessica Schmidt will join Running Press as director of marketing and publicity on September…

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People, Etc.

Pocket senior editor Abby Zidle will move over to Gallery Books Group marketing team as associate director of marketing. Shelby Howick has been promoted to associate publicist in the Grand Central publicity group. In obituaries, novelist and son of John Steinbeck, Thomas Steinbeck died last Thursday, at age 72. And founder of…

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People, Etc.

Peter Knapp has rejoined Park Literary Group as an agent, focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction. Previously he was an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media. At Harper Christian, Becky Monds has been promoted to acquisitions editor for fiction, and Karli Jackson moves up to associate acquisitions editor. PEN America…

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Forman's Leave Me Tops September Library Reads List

Gayle Forman's novel for adults, Leave Me, is the no. 1 pick for the September Library Reads List. You can start reading an excerpt of another novel on the list, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, right now at Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter. The rest of the list features: Jenny Colgan, The Bookshop…

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Another Oprah Pick for September

Following quickly on Oprah Winfrey's book club pick of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad -- which was moved up from a planned September release at Winfrey's request -- is another Oprah selection, scheduled for September 6 publication. The WSJ wrote about it online this morning before metadata was officially posted…

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Patchett's Commonwealth Leads September Indie Next List

Ann Patchett's new novel Commonwealth is the No. 1 pick on the ABA's September Indie Next List. Also on the list are Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow; Little Nothing by Marisa Silver;  Nathan Hill's The Nix; Mischling by Affinity Konar; and The Gentleman by Forrest Leo -- all six of…

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More Bookseller August Picks

Aside from the moved-up Oprah pick by Colson Whitehead, here are more top bookseller picks for August. Barnes & Noble's fiction recommendations feature: Three Sisters, Three Queens, by Philippa Gregory Rushing Waters, by Danielle Steel Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue The Nix, by Nathan Hill Harmony, by Carolyn Parkhurst…

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Oprah Picks Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

Oprah's latest Book Club pick, her first in approximately 18 months, is Colson Whitehead's new novel The Underground Railroad. Originally scheduled for release on September 13, Doubleday has pushed up publication and the book, emblazoned with the Oprah Book Club logo, is on sale today. (The most recent Oprah pick was Cynthia…

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August Bookseller Picks

Amazon has made their monthly picks for August, with Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn as their spotlight pick, and Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers as the featured debut. In addition, Timothy Murphy's debut novel Christodora was featured in our Buzz Books 2016: Spring/Summer ebook sampler (you can start reading excerpts of…

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