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Penguin Random House Audio announced a number of recent promotions. Catherine Bucaria has been promoted to senior acquisitions editor, while Emily Parliman moves up to editor, Listening Library. Megan Mills is promoted to assistant acquisitions editor, while Renee Watson moves up to coordinator, digital operations. At Little, Brown, Zea Moscone…

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At HarperCollins Children's Books, Olivia Russo has been promoted to publicity manager. Founder of art books publisher Unpiano Books, Jesse Pollock has joined Anthology Editions as senior project manager. In addition, Casey Whalen has joined as sales director. Whalen was previously a sales manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Rizzoli…

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Sweden's Grand Agency has acquired competitor Stockholm Noir Agency (founded late last year) and SNA's ceo Jenni Brunn will now work as an agent at Grand Agency. Brittany Boughter has joined Chronicle Books as marketing manager, entertainment and art. Most recently, she was digital marketing manager at Penguin Random House UK. Carolyn Cox has joined Open Road…

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At Workman, Kate Travers has been promoted to director, digital business and operations, overseeing all e-commerce and merchandising efforts related to Workman.com and PageADay.com, as well as acting as the liaison to all divisions and distribution partners for merchandising and promotional opportunities. Travers reports to Andrea Flack-Nisbet, while Anthony Foti…

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Will Lippincott is leaving Lippincott Massie McQuilkin at the end of the year, writing that he is "eager to find new paths—in life, certainly, and in what I want to achieve professionally." He notes, "If there’s a through-line to my own narrative in publishing and media over twenty years it’s found…

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Cara Bedick joins Touchstone as senior editor beginning Monday. Previously she was a senior editor at William Morrow. Anna Knutson Geller has left The Book Group to found Write View, a literary agency with an emphasis on spirituality, practical nonfiction, and inspirational memoir. Amy Vreeland has joined Abrams as senior…

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Vp, business development at Diversion Books Mary Cummings will leave the company next month. Diversion has hired Caroline Acebo as acquisition editor, EverAfter Romance. Previously she was editor at Grand Central's Forever imprint. In addition, Christine Saunders has joined as publicist. Most recently she headed her own company, Christine Saunders Public Relations.…

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At Knopf Children's Books, Erin Clarke has been promoted to senior executive editor and Katherine Harrison has been promoted to editor; and Samantha Gentry has been promoted to assistant editor at Crown Children's. Simon & Schuster Children's has hired Sarah Creech as senior designer for Simon Pulse (she was at HarperCollins). KeriLee Horan has been promoted to marketing manager, continuing to…

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People: Hugh Van Dusen Retires, and More

Longtime Harper vp, executive editor Hugh Van Dusen will retire from the company on August 30 "after an astonishing 60 years with HarperCollins." He first joined what was then Harper & Brothers on June 21, 1956 and helped launch Torch Books, later becoming closely involved with the Perennial paperback imprint…

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Briefs: Emeritus Pope Benedict's 'Last Testament'; Rakuten Takes Minority Stake in getAbstract; and More

Forthcoming Bloomsbury will publish Emeritus Pope Benedict's Last Testament worldwide in November, in which the retired pope will formally break his silence after being the first Pope to resign from his position in 750 years. Bloomsbury says Pope Benedict will address "controversies and reveals how at his late age, governing…

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