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The National Endowment of the Humanities announced the ten winners of this year's National Humanities Medal, including authors Annie Dillard, Jhumpa Lahiri, Larry McMurtry, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and Alice Waters. The winners will receive their honors at the September 10 ceremony at the White House. Separately, Stephen King and Tobias…

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At Chronicle, Laura Lee Mattingly has been promoted to senior editor, while Sarah Billingsley moves up to senior editor, food & drink. Brendan Coyne has joined the Pennsylvania State University Press as director of sales and marketing. He was formerly associate sales director at Johns Hopkins University Press. Penguin Random…

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The National Book Award will present their medal for distinguished contribution to American letters to Don DeLillo at the annual awards ceremony on November 18. NBF executive director Harold Augenbraum says, "Don DeLillo is unquestionably one of the greatest novelists of his generation. He has had an enormous influence on the two generations…

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Annie Mazes has joined Workman as adult library marketing manager for Workman Publishing. She had worked in library marketing at HarperCollins. At the Penguin Publishing Group, Lily Rudd has been promoted to the new position of manager, business development. Jeff Dean will join Harvard University Press on September 14 as executive editor…

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Trade Sales Fall In May

The AAP reported May sales from their approximately 1,200 reporting publishers, with a soft April giving way to across the board declines. Adult sales of $364 million were down $19 million (or 5 percent), with adult hardcover sales falling $23 million (or 17 percent) to $110 million for the month. Children's and…

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At the American Booksellers Association, Gen de Botton has joined the organization in the new position of program and development coordinator, supporting all publisher-related programs and initiatives. She worked at Borders and then the children’s bookstore Little Joe’s in Katonah, NY. Additionally, Teresa Pereira Neufeld has joined ABA as a part-time graphic designer. Emi Battaglia has…

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Scholastic announced a number of recent promotions. Emily Clement has been promoted to editor, Arthur A. Levine Books, while Marisa Polansky moves up to editor, Nonfiction. Celia Lee has been promoted to editor, Cartwheel Books, while Samantha Swank moves up to assistant editor. Finally, Beth Noble has been promoted to…

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Ingram Content Group parent company Ingram Industries is adding two new directors to the privately-held company's board. One is Brian Napack, currently senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners (and former president of Macmillan); the other is Nashville-area executive Beth Chase, founder and ceo of c3/consulting. Ingram's other main operating unit…

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Andy Dodds will join Grand Central Publishing as associate director of publicity on September 2. Previously he was associate director of publicity at William Morrow. Brette Dorris has joined Ingram Content Group as senior sales representative for public and school libraries in the Midwest. Previously he was a sales representative…

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Ananth Padmanabhan has been appointed chief executive officer of HarperCollins India, reporting to Charlie Redmayne. Padmanabhan has been svp, sales at Penguin Random House in India. He starts at the beginning of October, after current ceo P.M. Sukumar steps aside. The company also announced the formation of a new HarperCollins India…

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