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Caldwell's The Fifth Gospel, A PL Buzz Book, Tops March Indie Next List

The preview version of the March Indie Next List has The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. An exclusive pre-publication excerpt is available to read right now in our just-released Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer, if you have not downloaded your copy yet.…

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On Tuesday, the UK's Sky News reported that Pearson chairman Glen Moreno is "preparing to leave the company later this year" after 10 years there. Their sources say that Pearson has retained a headhunter to oversee the recruitment of a new chair. (It had been announced previously that Moreno will…

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Vook co-founder Matt Cavnar has joined Broadway Video Ventures as general manager. Steve Quinn joins the Perseus Books Group in the newly formed position of assistant director, specialty retail sales on January 26. Previously he was specialty sales manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Quinn will report to senior director, gift…

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People, Etc.

The second book on Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 reading list is Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature (Viking/Penguin). "It's a timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend," Zuckerberg writes. At 832 pages, Zuckerberg and Facebook friends will take…

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NBCC Honors Klay and Morrison; Alameddine, Robinson, Chast and Lahr Contend Again

On Monday night the National Book Critics Circle announced select awards along with nominations in 6 categories. National Book Award winner Phil Klay adds the NBCC's John Leonard Award for outstanding first book for REDEPLOYMENT. Toni Morrison, 83, is the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, and Alexandra…

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People, Etc.: ICM to Represent Crichton

ICM is now representing rights to "the majority of titles" written by the late Michael Crichton (including most of his best-known novels, with the exception of Jurassic Park). Sloan Harris and Jennifer Joel will lead representation on the literary side, and the agency says it will "work closely with Sherri…

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People, Etc.

Rachel Meier has been named to the newly created position of publishing manager for Crown, Crown Archetype, Hogarth, Broadway, Three Rivers Press, and Tim Duggan Books. Ami Webster McConnell has joined Howard Books as vp, editor in chief. Most recently she was senior acquisitions editor for fiction at Harper Christian…

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Briefs: Saramago Estate to Wylie; THE HUSBAND'S SECRET in Paperback; and More

Once again, a prominent literary estate has switched representation to The Wylie Agency. The estate of Jose Saramago announced the change as of December 30, 2014, saying "this shift to a larger literary agency emerges as a natural step to ensure greater presence" of Saramago's work. They briefly thanked Nicole…

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Hannah Leads February Indie Next List; Tyler Tops Library Reads List

The preview version of the February Indie Next List has The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. The rest of the list features: Etta and Otto and Russell and James, by Emma Hooper A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler Of Things…

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More January Picks, and Beyond

New lists highlight the iBooks Store's top 20 titles for January, as well as USA Today's 10-title winter preview. A consensus pick among those two lists as well as the January Indie Next list, the Library Reads list, and Amazon's picks is Paula Hawkins' THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, which publishes January…

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