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Alaina Mauro has joined Little, Brown as publishing director, James Patterson. Previously she was a digital sales account manager at Penguin Children's. Daniella Valladares will join Little, Brown Children's as assistant editor, brand, licensed, and media tie-in publishing. She was most recently an assistant editor at HarperCollins. Sarah Williams has joined…

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Stacy Creamer will join Regan Arts as svp, executive editor on April 15. Most recently she was executive editor at Hachette Books and before then was publisher at Touchstone. Andy Hunter has been named publisher of LitHub.com, overseeing the growing site -- which is a collaboration between Hunter's Electric Literature…

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Theresa Collier will join Artisan as senior publicist & associate marketing manager on April 1. Previously she was a publicist at Bloomsbury. Alexandra Primiani has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as publicist. She was previously in the publicity department at Riverhead. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Imre Kertesz, 86,…

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Sam Im has been promoted to director, digital strategy & business development at Random House Children's. Adrienne Szpyrka has been promoted to editor at Sky Pony Press. Rachel Zugschwert has joined Sparkhouse Family as director of marketing. Previously, she was marketing manager at Consortium. In Amazon's continuing rollout of staffed…

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Edward Benitez has joined HarperCollins' Spanish language publishing program as senior acquisitions editor for Harper Espan͂ol, Grupo Nelson and Editorial Vida, reporting to Larry Downs and working out of the company's offices in Nashville. Most recently, Benitez served as the director for US Spanish language sales for Penguin Random House.…

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Cliff Guren is leaving Bluefire, where he was vp, business development, to relaunch his consulting business Syntopical. Bluefire founder and ceo Micah Bowers said in the announcement: "Over the past five years I have had the pleasure of working with Cliff as we’ve successfully grown our software licensing business.... Cliff has…

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At Atria, Ariele Fredman has been promoted to assistant director of publicity; Kathryn Santora has been promoted to senior publicist; Tory Lowy moves up to publicist; and Emily Bamford is now associate publicist. The Texas Book Festival has hired Julie Wernersbach as literary director, starting later this month. She has been marketing director at BookPeople…

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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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Former BEA director of education Mark Dressler died December 23 from cancer. Dressler also programmed sessions for the Frankfurt Book Fair, and was co-owner of a wine shop in his home of Traverse City, MI. USA Today named Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins as their "author of the year."…

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People: Archer Named President of HMH Trade

Ellen Archer has been hired as president of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, reporting to ceo Linda Zecher, as of December 7. She takes over from Gary Gentel, "who will retire in 2016." Archer will be "based primarily" in the New York office, but will also spend time in the…

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