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RHCB Doubles Print Run For WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?

Random House Children's Books has doubled the announced first printing for Dr. Seuss's forthcoming posthumous title WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? to 1 million copies to "keep up with demand." The publisher also released an illustration from the book, scheduled for release on July 28. Distribution Columbia University Press Sales…

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Morgan Parker joins Little A as editor, acquiring fiction and poetry. She was previously education director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and poetry editor of Coconut Magazine and The Offing. At Abrams, Chris Blank has been promoted to director of online marketing operations, and Monica Shah…

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Leila Campoli has joined Stonesong as an agent representing nonfiction in the areas of business, economics, finance, science, pop culture, current affairs, and politics. She was most recently an editor at Palgrave Macmillan. Courtney Carbone is being promoted to associate editor at the Random House Children's/Golden Books imprint. Alli Brydon is…

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The NYT reports that Alabama's Human Resources Department has been investigating a complaint of possible elder abuse in connection with the planned publication of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman. They are doing so with the assistance of the Alabama Securities Commission. Investigators are said to have interviewed Lee, along with a…

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Leigh Zarelli as svp of consumer brands, driving the strategic direction and expansion of direct-to-consumer product offerings. They have also hired Caroline Fraser as vp of program development and acquisition, spearheading new content development for the consumer market and identifying  new media channels for HMH's stable…

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Tara Gavin has joined Kensington as executive editor. She spent the past 30 years at Harlequin, most recently as senior executive editor. Ron Longe recently started his own boutique PR firm, Ron Longe Public Relations, specializing in food, lifestyle, and illustrated books. He can now be reached at ron@ronlonge.com. He was…

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Paula Deen Books to Return This Fall, Distributed By HBG

Paula Deen returns to book publishing this fall, issuing her titles through Paula Deen Ventures, the company she launched in early 2014 with backing from Najafi Media. The company announced an agreement with Hachette Book Group to sell and distribute her titles throughout the world. The first planned new title…

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Announcements: Quarto Buys Ivy; Maya Angelou Postage Stamp; Kindle Scout Launch List; and More

Quarto Publishing has agreed to acquire The Ivy Press for up to £1.3 million plus the assumption of up to £200,000 of debt, pending approval from the press's lender. The unit will become part of Quarto's international co-editions division. Founded in 1996, Ivy Press has been distributed by Thames & Hudson since 2012. Co-founder and…

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Kirkus Media has promoted chief operating officer Meg LaBorde Kuehn to the newly created position of ceo, continuing to report to president and publisher Mark Winkleman and co-owner Herb Simon. Winkleman said in the announcement: "It's been five years since Herb Simon and I bought Kirkus Media, and no one…

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Sterling to Move Distribution to Donnelley

RR Donnelley announced Tuesday in what looks like a standard press release a multi-year agreement to provide warehousing, distribution and book fulfillment services to Sterling Publishing, with no indication of when that agreement begins. The significant news is not in the announcement: Sterling has run its own warehouse and distribution services up…

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