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Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of culinary digital editorial director. She will be working from the New York office with the culinary marketing, editorial, and digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter. Elyse Turr has…

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Deborah Aaronson has joined Phaidon as vp, group publisher, reporting to recently-hired ceo Keith Fox. Aaronson, most recently vp, publisher for the adult trade group at Abrams, where she spent the past 14 years, will work out of the company's New York office. "I am thrilled that Deb has joined…

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Mara Anastas has been promoted to vp, publisher of Aladdin and Simon Pulse, effective April 7. Previously deputy publisher, she succeeds Bethany Buck, who is leaving the company after more than six years as publisher. President of Simon & Schuster Children's Jon Anderson said in a statement: "The drive and…

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People: Tamblyn Promoted, and More

Kobo chief content officer and member of the founding executive team Michael Tamblyn has been promoted to the additional title of president. In the expanded role, Tamblyn will have "responsibilities for sales, publisher and industry relations, content acquisition, and the merchandising experience across Kobo's E Ink eReaders, Android tablets, and…

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Keith Fox will join Phaidon Press as chief executive officer, based in the company's New York offices. Previously he was president of McGraw-Hill's construction division, which included Architectural Record and Engineering News Record. In a statement Phaidon owners Debra & Leon Black said: "We are delighted that Keith has joined…

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Devin Kirk will join Macmillan on April 14 as vp, international sales and marketing, succeeding Judy Sisko, who is retiring next month after more than 46 years in publishing and 22 years at Macmillan. Kirk was previously senior director, international sales for Penguin Random House. At Penguin Random House, Kim…

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Penguin Random House Merges Publisher Service Groups

On the tenth anniversary of Random House Publisher Services, its sales and distribution activities for third-party publishers will be brought together with Penguin's distribution businesses under the unified management of Jeff Abraham, who now continues as president, Penguin Random House Publisher Services. Kristin Feehan, director, distribution clients, who leads the…

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Publishing Technology will promote chief operating officer of their online division Michael Cairns, who joined the company a year ago, to CEO, as of April 1. George Lossius had announced recently that he would step down as chief executive as the business "focuses more on business development and implementation." Publishing Technology…

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Next month the London Book Fair will present agent Deborah Rogers, ceo of Rogers, Coleridge & White, with their annual lifetime achievement award. In the announcement, chair of Penguin Random House UK Gail Rebuck comments: "Deborah Rogers is a legendary agent who has made an unsurpassed contribution to a thriving…

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Announcements: Microsoft Moves to Pearson; Amazon Publishing in Germany; and More

Microsoft Press will work with Pearson for global distribution of their print and ebooks as of April 1. They will also jointly launch microsoftpressstore.com the same month. Microsoft had been distributed by O'Reilly Media, as part of a broader strategic relationship between the two. Last September, Microsoft Press announced that…

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