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Brenda Marsh will become managing director of Abrams & Chronicle Books, the UK-based sales and marketing joint venture of Abrams and Chronicle Books, on June 27. Marsh has been vp, director of business development at Abrams since 2014, after almost 15 years in executive positions at Barnes & Noble. She fills…

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People: Pfuhl to Holtzbrinck In Germany, and More

Joerg Pfuhl will join Holtzbrinck on September 1 as chief executive officer of their German trade publishing group, reporting to John Sargent. Previously Pfuhl was ceo of Verlagsgruppe Random House from 2002 to 2011, and more recently was a professor at the University of Applied Management and held board positions with…

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Kathleen Schmidt has joined Rodale as associate publisher, Rodale Books, reporting to Gail Gonzales. She was previously vp, marketing and publicity at Running Press, and will oversee the sales, digital product, managing editorial and Rodale Wellness digital content teams. Gonzales said in the announcement: "I'm delighted to welcome Kathleen to Rodale…

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Anne Tyler's VINEGAR GIRL Tops June Library Reads List

Anne Tyler's novel Vinegar Girl, the latest in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, is the No. 1 pick for the June Library Reads list. You can start reading an excerpt of another novel on the list, Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry, right now Buzz Books 2016: Spring/Summer. The rest of the…

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Kathy Trager has decided to retire from her position of evp general counsel, Penguin Random House as June 30. CEO Markus Dohle writes to staff, "As one of the most accomplished general counsels in publishing ever, Kathy has left an indelible mark on our company and our industry." Associate general counsel Anke Steinecke…

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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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Angie Giammarino has joined Rodale as senior marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at Macmillan. Carin Siegfried has joined Soho Press as sales manager. Previously she worked with both national accounts and independent retailers at Baker & Taylor. Miriam Keil has joined Chronicle Books as the associate sales…

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More May Bookseller Picks

Some outlets start the month a little later than others, so here are more "best books of May" picks. Still more of our Spring/Summer Buzz Books titles make the new lists, with Louise Erdrich a consensus read across the board, joined by Emma Straub, Betsy Lerner, Lindy West (and if…

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May Picks

Amazon's spotlight pick for May is Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Gene and their featured debut is the Indie Next No. 1 pick, Elizabeth J. Church's The Atomic Weight of Love. Six of the nine other selections for best books of May are Spring/Summer Buzz Books titles. (We're releasing the new fall/winter…

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Cline's Debut The Girls is June No. 1 Indie Next Pick

Emma Cline's debut novel The Girls tops the ABA's June Indie Next List. Also included are 5 of our spring Buzz Books titles -- Noah Hawley's Before the Fall, Joe Hill's The Fireman, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, The Curious Charms of Doctor Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, and Emma…

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