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In the UK, Foyle's ceo Sam Husain, 67, will retire in April, the Bookseller reports. Former toy retailer Hamley's coo Paul Currie will take over the leadership for the bookseller, and Husain will stay on as a non-executive director. Also in the UK, Kieron Smith, who had been managing director of…

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In Italy, general manager of Mondadori's trade book division (as well as ceo of Einaudi, interim head of Mondadori publishing and chairman of Harlequin Mondadori) Riccardo Cavallero is leaving the company by the end of January. Last week, Mondadori Libri announced a number of new management appointments: CEO Ernesto Mauri is also…

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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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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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Stephen Barbara will move to Inkwell Management on January 5 after six years at Foundry Literary + Media, and he will be followed by all 50 of his clients. He says in the announcement, "It's an agency I've long admired, and I couldn't miss the chance to work with such a world-class group of authors'…

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At Simon & Schuster, Brit Hvide has been promoted to associate editor. Sarah Bloxham has left Bonnier Publishing UK, where she was publisher of Weldon Owen, and is "available for work on a permanent, contract or consultancy basis." She can be reached at bloxham.sarah@googlemail.com. Barbara Casey has joined Strategic Media Books as partner,…

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Suzanne Donahue will leave Simon & Schuster, where she is vp, associate publisher, on December 27. She had held that position for the past two years, and before then was associate publisher at Free Press from 1997 through 2012. S&S publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement: "In the past two years,…

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At  Simon & Schuster Children's, Nick Elliot has been promoted to assistant marketing manager. Chronicle Books will handle sales and distribution for UK-based illustrated books publisher Quadrille Publishing in North America, starting with the fall 2015 season. Quadrille plans to hire a  US-based marketing and publicity executive and expects to publish approximately 20…

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The Crown marketing department announced a number of promotions. At Clarkson Potter, Kate Tyler has been promoted to vp, director of marketing and publicity, while Carly Gorga moves up to assistant director of marketing. In addition, Julie Cepler, director of marketing for Crown Archetype and Three Rivers Press, will be…

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People, Etc.: Einstein Thompson Split, and More

Susanna Einstein and Meg Thompson will dissolve the Einstein Thompson Agency after the new year as they have "mutually and amicably decided to strike out on their own" after eight years working together, first at LJK Literary before forming their own agency. The Thompson Literary Agency and Einstein Literary Management…

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