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People, Etc.: Regan Arts Distribution to S&S

Judith Regan will go back to her roots for distribution of her new line Regan Arts' titles. Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide sales and distribution, with Regan Arts expected to begin publishing in fall 2014 (though they have not publicly announced any titles yet). Regan started her book publishing…

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At Putnam, Katie McKee has been promoted to senior publicity manager, while Elena Hershey moves up to associate publicist. At Chronicle Books, Will Schrom has been promoted to national accounts manager, Barnes & Noble and Calendar Club. At Crown Publishing Group, Hanna Glidden has been promoted to associate managing editor.…

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Agreements: Curtis Brown UK Unit Pairs with BBC, and More

Cuba Pictures, the film and tv development arm of Curtis Brown UK, has a first-look deal with BBC Worldwide, which will "provide investment, co-production expertise, access to their market research and development initiatives in addition to their global marketing reach."¬†Cuba Pictures¬†ceo Nick Marston says, "Our aim is to bring together…

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Netta Rabin will move to Scholastic's Klutz as vp of product development, reporting to general mananger Stacy Lellos. She has been associate art director and editor for children's books (as well as other titles) at Workman. Stacie Williams will join Coffee House Press as publicist in August. Most recently, she…

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Omnific Pairs with Simon & Schuster (And Licenses Titles to Amazon)

Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books has announced a co-publishing agreement with independent publisher of romantic fiction, Omnific Publishing. Under the agreement, Gallery and Pocket will co-publish "a select number" of titles with Omnific, both as ebooks and print books. Additionally, S&S will distribute all Omnific titles. Gallery Books Publishing Group…

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Longtime vp, director of publicity at Penguin Maureen Donnelly, 59, died Monday at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ of breast cancer. Before joining Penguin, Donnelly worked at Simon & Schuster and New American Library in a publishing career that spanned 40 years. A wake will be held in Roselle,…

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Paul Crichton is leaving Simon & Schuster Children's, where he is vp, executive director of publicity, on June 27, after more than nine years. Crichton plans to "to take some time off this summer and literally travel around the world as he mulls the next steps in his career." President…

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Imprints: Voyager Expands Impulse Digital Program; Harper Canada Launches Harper Avenue; and More

HarperCollins' science fiction & fantasy imprint Voyager is expanding its digital-first Impulse program with 31 new titles set for publication between July 2014 through Winter 2015. These digital-first publications, the "vast majority" of which were acquired from an open global submissions call in 2012, will be followed by short-run paperback…

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People: Mundy Resigns from Atlantic Books

The UK's Atlantic Books announced Thursday that founder, ceo and publisher Toby Mundy has resigned from the company after 14 years, and will leave on June 30. He said in the announcement, "Everything must come to an end and I feel sure that the time is right to pursue new…

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Eimear McBride won the Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, published by Galley Beggar Press in the UK and by Coffee House Press in the US in September. Prize chair Helen Fraser called the novel "an amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed…

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