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Briefs: September Costco Pick; Amis Breaks with German, French Publishers; Maze Runner Movie

The September Pennie's Pick at Costco is The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Sophie Hannah. The Guardian reported that two of Martin Amis's longstanding international publishers -- Hanser in Germany, and Gallimard in France -- declined to publish his newest novel, The Zone of Interest, set in a fictionalized…

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Briefs: NPR to Announce National Book Award Finalists; Fall Previews Begin

The National Book Awards will announce its finalists on NPR's Morning Edition at 8:40 PM on October 15. Books & Books owner and co-founder of Miami Book Fair Mitchell Kaplan will make the announcement. Longtime co-owner of Village Books Dee Robinson will retire at the end of the week after…

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People, Etc.

Jandra Sutton has left Turner Publishing, where she was the head of marketing, to pursue freelance work in marketing, social media strategy, and publicity. She can be reached at contact@jandralee.com. The James Tait Black Prizes have been awarded to Jim Crace for his novel HARVEST and to Hermoine Lee for…

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People: Adjustments At Simon Pulse, and More

The Simon Pulse imprint has announced a new structure to "maximize the amazing potential of Pulse and continue to support the success of Aladdin." Liesa Abrams is being promoted to vp, editorial director of Pulse and associate editorial director of Aladdin. But "as a result of this reorganization," Simon Pulse editorial director Patrick Price…

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People, Awards, Etc.

Indiana University Press has appointed Gary Dunham as director. Previously he was director of publications for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Louise Erdrich has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award. She will receive the award at a ceremony in Dayton, OH on November 9. The Hugo Awards were…

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People, Etc.: Clegg Leaves WME; Editorial Layoffs at Atria; and More

Bill Clegg is leaving William Morris Endeavor after 8 years to set up his own literary agency. Clegg had not yet responded to our request for comment, so further details of his new venture are not clear, but WME svp Jennifer Rudolph Walsh told us: "For the 8 wonderful and…

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People, Etc.

At St. Martin's Press, Dori Weintraub has returned full time to the publicity department as vp, publicity, with an enhanced and expanded role working on a wide array of fiction and nonfiction across all teams. Weintraub, most recently vp, marketing, communications & audience development, will report to Tracey Guest, who…

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Doughty Tops September LibraryReads

Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory tops the September Library Reads list which also includes The Secret Place by Tana French, which you can start reading right now in our fall/winter Publishers Lunch Buzz Books sampler. The rest of the list features: Station…

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People, Etc.

Lia Ronnen has been promoted to publisher at Artisan, effective September 2. She succeeds Ann Bramson, who will now acquire books across Workman’s imprints with the new title of executive director, special projects at Workman. Of Ronnen's appointment, Bramson said in the announcement: "Lia is an amalgam of everything one…

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August Picks From Amazon and Costco

In Amazon's "best books of the month" list for August, Their spotlight pick is Hampton Sides' In the Kingdom of Ice, and their featured debut is Malcolm Brooks' Painted Horses, a PL Buzz Book selection. Two other fall/winter Buzz Books which you can start previewing now in our free ebook, by…

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