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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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Mysteries & thrillers editor Dennis Drabelle has retired from the Washington Post after more than 31 years at the paper, Book World editor Ron Charles posted on Twitter. Former vp of books, digital strategy and chief product officer at Barnes & Noble College Jade Roth has joined Flat World as svp, strategy and content. Additionally,…

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Briefs

Doubleday will publish New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer's topical DARK MONEY: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right on January 19, 2016, with an announced first printing of 150,000 copies. In the book, Mayer asserts that "a network of exceedingly wealthy people with…

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People: Funke's Start-Up Publisher to be Distributed by PGW, and More

Author Cornelia Funke's new independent publishing house Breathing Books has a sales and distribution agreement with PGW for the US and Canada. Her first title, The Golden Yarn, is now set for publication on December 1, 2015. (When Funke originally announced that she was parting ways with Little, Brown Children's and Chicken House in the UK,…

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Lori Galvin has joined Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent based in the firm's Boston office, as part of their "deepening...commitment to representing the finest writers of cookbooks." Galvin worked for more than a decade at America's Test Kitchen, where she helped lead a team that produced dozens of cookbooks. Architect Peter Pennoyer will take over as…

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Mark Gompertz will join Skyhorse Publishing as group editorial director on November 9. Most recently he was creative director, content extensions for Hearst Magazines. Founder and publisher Tony Lyons says in the announcement, "With Mark's rare combination of editorial acumen and publishing know-how, he will help take Skyhorse to new heights." Skyhorse says it is…

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At America's Test Kitchen, Jack Bishop has been promoted to chief creative officer. NetGalley announced that they will launch their service in Germany, partnering with publisher Ullstein's reader platform Vorablesen. The service is set to debut in spring 2016. Ingram has expanded the roster of international digital printing and distribution…

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