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Diana Velasquez has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Gallery Books Group imprints. At Simon & Schuster's education and library marketing department, Candace Greene McManus has been promoted to senior marketing manager; Anthony Parisi moves up to marketing manager; and Christine Naulty has been promoted to associate marketing…

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Trish Todd is returning to Touchstone as vp, executive editor -- reporting to Susan Moldow. Todd had been at Touchstone for 15 years, up until 2010, where she was editor-in-chief, before moving over to Simon & Schuster. Moldow writes to staff, "In the more than twenty years that Trish and I have…

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Riggio To Retire As B&N Chairman in September

Barnes & Noble, Inc. founder Leonard Riggio, 75, announced he will retire in September from his position as executive chairman -- after the annual shareholder meeting -- though he intends to remain on the company's board of directors. Riggio still controls 17.5 percent of Barnes & Noble's shares (with Abrams Capital Management as…

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People: Hirshey to Depart HarperCollins

Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham wrote to staff that executive editor David Hirshey "has decided to relocate to Los Angeles where his daughter is pursuing a career as a TV writer and is soon to be married." He will leave the publisher on June 17 after nearly 18 years with the company. Burnham notes,…

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People, Etc.

Mark Krotov will join n+1 as publisher, the magazine announced on Twitter. Previously he was senior editor at Melville House. Laura Dawson, recently of Bowker/Proquest, has founded Numerical Gurus, a consultancy to the book, library and information industries. Numerical Gurus has also been approved to serve as an ISNI (International…

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In the UK, Louisa Joyner will leave Canongate to become editorial director at Faber. At Quercus, Stef Bierwerth is moving to an at-large role as she has "decided to relocate her family to Frankfurt." Succeeding Biewerth as publisher, fiction is Cassie Browne, currently editorial director at Borough Press. Browne will…

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BEA Your Way

For those who are making the journey to Chicago, BEA is early this year -- running May 11 through May 13 -- and as usual, navigating the schedule of events can be a challenge. Back by popular demand, we have prepared our handy day-by-day, hour-by-hour spreadsheet that puts all of…

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Brian Haley has joined Open Road as senior director of technology. Previously he was engineering manager at Crain Communications. In addition, Philip Rappaport has been promoted to vp, editorial director, and Austin Walker has joined as senior sales manager, working on developing library and special sales opportunities. Previously he was…

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Carla D. Hayden, President Obama's nominee to lead the Library of Congress, appeared for about an hour of testimony before the Senate Rules Committee, on Wednesday. The NYT reports that "all signs pointed to a nomination process proceeding as, well, normal." The Washington Post concurred that Hayden "met no resistance from the…

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People, Etc.

At Sourcebooks, Jenna Quatraro has been promoted to marketing design manager, while Grace Menary-Winefield moves up to associate editor. At Simon & Schuster, Julianna Haubner, Megan Hogan, Sophia Jiminez, and Kaitlin Olson have all been promoted to assistant editor. At Scribner, Jessica Yu has been promoted to publicist. At Touchstone,…

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