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Carole DeSanti has been promoted to vp, executive editor at Viking/Penguin, returning full-time to acquisitions from the editor-at-large position she has held for the past several years. Distribution Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing will be distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books as of January 1, 2016, moving from current distributor…

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Wimpy Kid: Old School Gets 16-Country Launch In November

The title and cover of Jeff Kinney's fall release DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: Old School was revealed at Symphony Space in New York Monday morning during a live webcast. The book goes on sale November 3 and follows Greg Heffley "as he goes on a weeklong field trip to a farm and deals with…

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In the UK, Parragon has promoted Wendy Friedman to president, creative, responsible for setting the top level creative direction for all of Parragon's product output across its Books and Kit & Gift divisions. Darren Witherall moves up to president, EMEA, responsible for all of Parragon's businesses in the UK, Australia…

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At Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency, Tanusri Prasanna has joined as an associate, specializing in children's books. She will work with Carrie Hannigan on children’s and YA projects and with Josh Getzler on special projects and contracts. (With a PhD in jurisprudence from Oxford, she has worked in the office of…

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Ken Michaels has been named ceo of Macmillan Higher Education and Macmillan New Ventures, taking up the post after the merger of MacmillanScience and Education and Springer Science closes. Michaels wil report to John Sargent in the new position, which includes the US-based higher education publishing that Macmillan retains outright after the merger. (He…

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Joe Monti has been promoted to editorial director at Saga Press. Michael Yeon has joined Open Road as svp, marketing, reporting to Rachel Chou. Previously he was vp, marketing at Grooveshark. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jessica Gilo has been promoted to culinary marketing manager.

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Doerr, Kolbert Among Pulitzer Winners

After missing out on the National Book Award, Anthony Doerr was among those book authors winning Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, marking the second year in a row (after Donna Tartt's THE GOLDFINCH) the Pulitzer went with a commercially successful title as the winner. Doerr told USA Today (from Paris, where…

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RHCB Doubles Print Run For WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?

Random House Children's Books has doubled the announced first printing for Dr. Seuss's forthcoming posthumous title WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? to 1 million copies to "keep up with demand." The publisher also released an illustration from the book, scheduled for release on July 28. Distribution Columbia University Press Sales…

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LAT Book Prize Winners Include Hustvedt, Luiselli, Rankine, & Hobbs

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in ten categories on Saturday night. They include: Fiction Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World (Simon & Schuster) The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Valeria Luiselli, Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press) Current Interest Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic…

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Scot Kuehm has joined Princeton University Press as associate director and chief financial officer. Previously he was cfo & coo at Oxford University Press. In addition, Colleen Boyle has been promoted to publicist. At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's: Cara Llewellyn has been promoted to associate art director; Opal Roengchai has been promoted to designer; Anne Hoppe…

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