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At Random House, Andrea Walker and Noah Eaker have both been promoted to executive editor; Caitlin McKenna and Kaela Myers have both been promoted to editor; and Mika Kasuga and Molly Turpin have both been promoted to associate editor. At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Sarah Murphy and Anne Speyer have both been promoted to associate editor,  and Julia Maguire has been promoted to assistant…

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At Ingram Content Group, chief information officer Pep Carrera will change roles and become chief operating officer at their VitalSource Technologies unit, relocating to Raleigh, NC. In turn, VitalSource coo Kent Freeman will take on the newly-created role of chief strategy and development officer, "supporting Ingram's continued transformation and leading the…

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Joshilyn Jackson's The Opposite of Everyone Tops March Indie Next List; iBooks' February Picks

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson is booksellers' number one pick on the ABA's March Indie Next list. The rest of the list features: The Passenger, by Lisa Lutz What Is Not Yours is Not Yours, by Helen Oyeyemi The Widow, by Fiona Barton Eruption: The Untold Story of…

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BEA announced the featured speakers for the Thursday Adult Book & Author Breakfast on May 12: Sebastian Junger (Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging), Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad), and Louise Penny (A Great Reckoning) will speak about their forthcoming books, with comedian and journalist Faith Salie of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell…

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People, Etc.: WI to Minneapolis, and More

The ABA's Winter Institute will double down on the winter part next year, moving to Minneapolis for the 12th annual gathering, convening Friday, January 27 through Monday, January 30, 2017. The overall Costa Book of the Year award was given to The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, only the second children's book to win the…

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At Crown, Julian Pavia has been promoted to executive editor. Porter Anderson is taking over as editor of Publishing Perspectives from Ed Nawotka, who has run the publication since it was founded in 2009. Anderson was associate editor at FutureBooks, where he is replaced by Molly Flatt. In Germany, Piper publisher Michael…

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Chris Lupo has joined Chernin Entertainment as the company's book scout, based in New York, reporting to the head of film and television. Previously he was a senior literary scout at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. At Random House Children's, Jennifer Moreno has been promoted to production manager; Natalia Dextre moves…

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Awards: NBCC Nominees Named; Edgar Nominations

The National Book Critics Circle announced the nominees for their annual awards on Monday afternoon. The winners will be named March 17. As usual, the nominees overlap in many planes with our aggregated list of the Absolutely Best of the Best Books of 2015 -- which means the biggest surprise is…

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Suzanne O'Neill will join Grand Central as vp, executive editor on February 1. Previously she was vp, executive editor at Crown Archetype and Three Rivers Press. At the Berkley publishing group, Brent Howard has been promoted to executive editor. Amanda Ng and Katherine Pelz have both been promoted to associate editor. At Random…

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Barnes & Noble has promoted Mary Amicucci to chief merchandising officer, continuing to report to coo Jaime Carey. In her new role, Amicucci will oversee the planning of all merchandising initiatives and will also be responsible for managing and developing talent across all of the merchandising groups within Barnes &…

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