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The Wylie Agency is launching a new venture, The Wylie Agency España, with Cristóbal Pera overseeing the new unit, starting in September. Pera previously spent more than a decade at Penguin Random House Mexico, where he was most recently editorial director. Quarto will launch a new children's book imprint, Seagrass Press, in fall…

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The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo Leads September Library Reads List

Melissa DeCarlo's novel The Art of Crash Landing is the No. 1 pick for the September Library Reads list. The list also includes Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff and Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart, excerpts of which you can start reading right now in our Buzz Books…

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Briefs: Pearson Sells The Economist, Too; GIRL ON THE TRAIN US Sales Reach 3 Million; and More

Following the recent sale of the Financial Times to Nikkei, Pearson has now sold its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group as well, for £469 million (or $731 million). Three-fifths of their stake (or a 30 percent share in the Economist) goes to Exor, the holding company for minority shareholder Agnelli, while the…

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August Amazon and iBooks Picks

There are many more lists to share: At Publishers Marketplace we're already listing our extensive view of notable releases due out in October, joining our titles to watch for September and August. Separately, Time magazine listed their top 10 books so far for 2015. On Amazon's best books of August, Infinite…

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New Monthly Bookseller Picks

Costco's Pennie's Pick for August is Paula McLain's just-published Circling the Sun. The book was also the ABA's August Indie Next No. 1 selection. Now the September Indie Next List is up, led by Bill Clegg's debut novel Did You Ever Have A Family. They add a belated selection for Ta-Nehisi Coates's already-published…

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Five Americans On Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the Booker Prize was announced Wednesday morning, including titles by five American authors -- A LITTLE LIFE (Doubleday/Picador) by Hanya Yanagihara, A SPOONFUL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler (Knopf/Chatto & Windus), LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG/Virago), THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT by Laila Lalami (Pantheon/Periscope) -- as well as agent Bill…

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NEH Backs 36 Books By "Journalist-Historians"

The National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the first 36 recipients in their new Public Scholar program, which "supports well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership." The initiative awards 6- and 12-month grants, paying writers $4,200 a month (resulting in grants worth $25,200…

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People, Etc.

At Tarcher, Joanna Ng has been promoted to associate editor. For Tarcher & Pergiee, Tyler Fields is being promoted to publicity and marketing coordinator. Amanda Roser has joined bluebottlebiz as marketing and communications manager, based in Boston. Awards The Romance Writers of America named the winners of their RITA and Golden Heart awards in…

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Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb Leads August Library Reads List

Eli Gottlieb's new novel Best Boy is the No. 1 pick for the August Library Reads list. The list also includes The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, an excerpt of which you can start reading right now in our Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter ebook. The rest of the list…

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People, Etc.

At Trident Media Group, Tara Carberry has been promoted to associate agent, continuing to work with Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman. Dawn Ryan has been promoted to managing editor for Knopf Children's. KF Literary Scouting is now scouting children's, young adult, and new adult titles on behalf of Bayard in France and…

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