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Senate Confirms Hayden As Librarian of Congress, and More

In a turnabout from the reported delay we wrote about Wednesday morning, by a substantial vote of 74 to 18, on Wednesday afternoon the US Senate confirmed Carla Hayden for a 10-year term as Librarian of Congress in a roll call vote. She is the fourteenth person to hold the…

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UK Briefs: Hachette UK to Close Littlehampton Warehouse in 2019; Lost My Name Lays Off 10; and More

Hachette UK will close its Littlehampton Book Services warehouse and offices in 2019 as part of a bigger plan to consolidate and modernize their distribution operations. They will build a new distribution center in Didcot, Oxfordshire, about a mile away from the existing Bookpoint distribution facility, starting in late 2016.…

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Dorling Kindersley cfo Stephen Twilliger will move to Rodale on August 8 as their evp and cfo, reporting to ceo Maria Rodale. In the announcement Rodale notes a planned expansion in children's books: "His deep experience in book publishing and children's publishing, a key launch area for us in 2017; strong leadership and communication…

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Hachette Book Group Relocates 52 Jobs

Hachette Book Group announced changes to several divisions, related to the Perseus Books Group acquisition and warehouse expansion in Lebanon, IN, saying those developments provided "an opportunity to reevaluate where certain functions of HBG’s business are situated in order to make the most efficient use of the many offices we now have." As a…

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Julie Stevenson will join Lippincott Massie & McQuilkin as an agent to expand her list of literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, YA and children's books. Previously she was an agent at Waxman Leavell and Sobel Weber Associates. She will divide her time between New York and her hometown of Missoula,…

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Forthcoming: New Novels from Coehlo, Lamb on November 22; and More

Publication Announcement Bestselling author of The Alchemist and other works Paulo Coelho has a new novel, THE SPY, based on the life of Mata Hari, on the way from a new US publisher, Knopf. Edited by Anne Messitte, the book will be published in the US on November 22, translated from the…

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Rachel Fershleiser will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the newly created role of executive director, audience development and engagement on June 20, reporting to Adriana Rizzo. Most recently she was director, publishing outreach at Tumblr. Jonathan Nowell has joined Trillium Partners firm as a senior adviser, working "to originate and execute…

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Maggie Searcy has been promoted to associate art director, ad promo design at HarperCollins Children's. Affirm Press will work with Linda Kaplan at Kaplan/Defiore Rights to sell rights to select titles throughout the world, including North America. An editing error misreported Nisha Panchal-Terhune's promotion at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She is…

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Burgess Lea Moves to Quarto

Running Press co-founder Buz Teacher his wife Janet Bukovinsky Teacher have sold the assets of their year-old cooking publisher Burgess Lea Press to Quarto Publishing Group USA. The Teachers will "continue to work with the imprint," though editorial and production operations will be run out of Quarto’s Minneapolis, MN, office. The Burgess Lea site lists…

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Briefs: BookBub to Offer Paid Ads; Applebaum, Potash Honored; and More

Initiatives BookBub, which promotes selected ebook price deals as paid promotions, is now starting to add paid advertisements as well. (Advertised books do not need to be discounted, or subject to BookBub's other criteria for editorial filtering.) Pricing is based on CPM auctions. Awards The annual UJA-Federation of New York…

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