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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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Jeff Kehoe has been promoted to executive editor at Harvard Business Review Press. Rachel Hecht is leaving Mary Anne Thompson Associates after seven years as children's and YA scout, to launch Rachel Hecht Children's Scouting on July 1. Rachel Crawford has returned to New York from Australia to join Wolf Literary…

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People: Nelson to Join Harper

Sara Nelson will join HarperCollins in the new role of vp, executive editor and special advisor to the publisher on July 18. She will acquire titles and "work closely with publisher Jonathan Burnham, as a strategic advisor." Nelson has been the editorial director for Books and Kindle at Amazon since 2012. Nelson says…

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Michelle Howry will join Hachette Books as executive editor on July 11. Previously she was executive editor at Touchstone. Laurie Chittenden has moved over to St. Martin's Press as executive editor from Thomas Dunne Books, where she held the same position. Rhea Lyons will join Rodale as subsidiary rights director…

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Adrienne Szpyrka will join Running Press Kids as associate editor on July 11. Previously, she was editor at Sky Pony Press. At Macmillan, Jonathan Hollingsworth has been promoted to ebook channel associate director. Mark Irwin has joined Insight Editions as senior editor. Previously he was a trading card brand manager…

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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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With the move of Thomas Dunne Books to a boutique imprint, TD Books vp, associate publisher Pete Wolverton becomes vp, executive editor at St. Martin's, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Laura Lee Mattingly has joined Present Perfect Dep't as a literary agent and partner to founder Kate Woodrow. Mattingly, previously senior…

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Patricia Hespanha has been appointed executive director of HarperCollins Brasil, responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, establishing strategic direction, and setting the editorial program for profitable business growth. Hespanha, who most recently served as executive director, infrastructure for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for Olympic and Paralympic Games, succeeds…

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Liz Kossnar has been promoted to associate editor at Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. Jordan Hamessley has joined Insight Editions as senior editor, children's. She was previously editorial director for Adaptive Books. Sanford J. Greenburger Associates are now scouting for Shandong Jiabo. Poet, essayist, and novelist Michelle Cliff,…

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David Lamb has joined Hachette Books as assistant editor. Previously he was an editorial assistant at Scribner. Damon Reiss has been promoted to head of custom sales & strategy for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Penguin Classics publisher Elda Rotor is profiled by CNN Philippines. Though much of the conversation revolves around…

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