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People: Lucas to Lead NBF

Lisa Lucas, 36, the publisher of arts magazine Guernica, will become executive director of the National Book Foundation, starting March 14. She tells the NYT, "Readers are everything, readers are everyone. It should be about building one big massive audience that’s reflective of where we live." She adds, "The practice…

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Briefs: PubTrack Digital Launches in UK; Kenyon Sues Clare; Denene Miller Books at Agate; and More

Nielsen Book has launched PubTrack Digital UK, an ebook sales tracking service based on the same model that they use in the US. A set of unspecified publishers contribute their own ebook sales data, on a monthly basis, with a three-month delay. Nielsen says "we are not currently releasing the…

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Harvard Common Press Sold to Quarto; Put Me In the Story Expands at BN; More From Basford

Quarto has completed their acquisition of The Harvard Common Press, as of February 1, adding hundreds of titles to their backlist along with over 25,000 recipes. HCP will become an imprint of Quarto, with editorial and production run out of Quarto's office in Beverly, MA and editorial director Dan Rosenberg keeping the same role. Harvard…

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Atavist Cuts Staff, Looks for "Sustainable" Path

Brooklyn-based digital publishing technology player Atavist "has laid off half its staff and is looking for ways to cut costs and stick around," Nieman Lab reports, after failing to secure additional funding. Seven people have been laid off over the past month and another three people left in the last quarter…

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Kindle Unlimited Reports First Rates By Territory

Amazon announced the retroactive rate at which they will pay self-published authors for pages read in November through the Kindle Unlimited subscription program, and it is the first month for which they are using the new system of indicating different payments for each country in which KU operates. As Amazon says…

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Penguin Random House Consolidates Library eBook Terms

With Penguin Random House unifying its adult library marketing teams under the leadership of vp, library sales Skip Dye, the company will also simplify its terms of sale for ebooks into school and public libraries in the US and Canada as of January 1, 2016. The Random House model will prevail…

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People, Etc.

Marion Garner has been promoted to deputy publisher, vp of Penguin Random House Canada, continuing to report to president and publisher Kristin Cochrane. (Garner has been deputy publisher for the Random House Canada imprints). In the new, broader role, Garner "will have input into acquisitions, oversee the inventory of all our imprints, work closely with the imprint…

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Trick Rather Than Treat? Kindle Unlimited Changes the Payment Rules Again

Amazon announced another changed in how they will compensate self-published authors who participate in the Kindle Unlimited subscription payment pool. In July the system switched from paying for every download to paying based on pages read -- and now those per-page rates are becoming much more complicated, international, and opaque.…

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Subscription Service Blloon Closes

It's no big surprise that European-based subscription service Blloon is officially closing at the end of October. The subscription program was spun out of ebook technology provider and platform txtr -- which went insolvent earlier this year, before pieces of the operation and some of its personnel were picked up by…

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Corporate: Bertelsmann Buys RediLearning; Harper Buys The Midlist; and More

Bertelsmann subsidiary Relias Learning has acquired Florida-based e-learning company RediLearning. Terms of the deal, the first under the Bertelsmann Education Group umbrella, were not disclosed -- though a Reuters source puts it at a "medium double-digit million US dollar sum." The nine-year-old RediLearning provides online training in the field of…

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