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Amy Williams has resigned from McCormick & Williams and will start her own agency, The Williams Company. McCormick & Williams will be renamed McCormick Literary and will continue to operate from its current offices under David McCormick.  At Scribner, Kara Watson has been promoted to the dual role of editor and…

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People, Etc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Leigh Zarelli as svp of consumer brands, driving the strategic direction and expansion of direct-to-consumer product offerings. They have also hired Caroline Fraser as vp of program development and acquisition, spearheading new content development for the consumer market and identifying  new media channels for HMH's stable…

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BEA's Three Panels of Buzz Books

BEA has announced the fall books to be featured on the convention's three Buzz Books panels in May. The adult panel is evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction. There's one debut novel (from Stegner Fellow and Paris Review Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh); one adult debut (YA author Ruth Warburton, writing as…

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People, Etc.

Tara Gavin has joined Kensington as executive editor. She spent the past 30 years at Harlequin, most recently as senior executive editor. Ron Longe recently started his own boutique PR firm, Ron Longe Public Relations, specializing in food, lifestyle, and illustrated books. He can now be reached at ron@ronlonge.com. He was…

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Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as editorial director, reporting to Time Home Entertainment publisher Margot Schupf. Most recently she was US publisher at Kyle Books. Zack Wagman will join Ecco as executive editor on March 9. Previously he was senior editor at Crown & Hogarth. Matt Mullin will leave Nook, where he…

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People, Etc.

Julia Pastore will join Harper One as executive editor on March 2. She has been executive editor at Demos Health, prior to which she was senior editor at Crown Archetype. Michele Cobb has joined the Audio Publishers Association as executive director. She currently owns MLC Consulting, which provides PR, sales,…

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Almost Expired: Our PM Discount Code

That special discount code for new PublishersMarketplace.com subscribers we introduced on Groundhog Day officially expires at the end of the February -- so if you are interested, this is your last chance. As a reminder, here's how it works: When you use the code 2015, you'll get your first month's worth…

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Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian Tops April Indie Next List

The preview version of the April Indie Next List has Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. The list also includes World Gone By by Dennis Lehane; A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley; The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and The Children's Crusade…

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People, Etc.

Benjamin Lee will join Putnam and Dutton as vp, associate publisher of paperbacks, as both imprints will launch their own in-house paperback lines beginning January 2016. Lee was previously vp, associate publisher at Atria. At St. Martin's, Monique Patterson has been promoted to editorial director of romance while also continuing as executive…

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Lerner Publishing Group Acquires Egmont USA List

What seemed like a premature announcement from Egmont that it was closing its US office at the end of January after giving their "attempts to sell" the unit only four months now has further clarity. Lerner Publishing has acquired Egmont USA's list of nearly 100 titles, and will fold those…

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