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Random House's ambassador to independent booksellers Ruth Liebmann "will expand her role to provide the same critical support to the Penguin Publishing Group with our independent booksellers as she does currently for the Random House divisions." She takes on the broader title of vp, account marketing, Penguin Random House (and she…

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Caldwell's The Fifth Gospel, A PL Buzz Book, Tops March Indie Next List

The preview version of the March Indie Next List has The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. An exclusive pre-publication excerpt is available to read right now in our just-released Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer, if you have not downloaded your copy yet.…

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Derek Stordahl is promoted to evp, Bloomsbury USA with responsibility for Bloomsbury's performance across their academic and trade businesses; he was previously head of sales. Cristina Gilbert is promoted to vp, sales and marketing for Bloomsbury's US adult and children's divisions. Alex Glass has formally announced his new literary agency,…

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On Tuesday, the UK's Sky News reported that Pearson chairman Glen Moreno is "preparing to leave the company later this year" after 10 years there. Their sources say that Pearson has retained a headhunter to oversee the recruitment of a new chair. (It had been announced previously that Moreno will…

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In the UK, Foyle's ceo Sam Husain, 67, will retire in April, the Bookseller reports. Former toy retailer Hamley's coo Paul Currie will take over the leadership for the bookseller, and Husain will stay on as a non-executive director. Also in the UK, Kieron Smith, who had been managing director of…

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The Buzz On YA and More

We had a big launch on Friday for the latest editions of our free ebook samplers, BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Spring/Summer and BUZZ BOOKS 2015 Young Adult: Spring -- with national press, thousands of downloads, and excited reviews from the fan base of passionate readers who look forward to these previews.…

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In Italy, general manager of Mondadori's trade book division (as well as ceo of Einaudi, interim head of Mondadori publishing and chairman of Harlequin Mondadori) Riccardo Cavallero is leaving the company by the end of January. Last week, Mondadori Libri announced a number of new management appointments: CEO Ernesto Mauri is also…

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Early Looks At Over 60 of 2015's Discovery Books

Today we publish new editions of our popular free ebook samplers, BUZZ BOOKS 2015: Spring/Summer and BUZZ BOOKS 2015 Young Adult: Spring. (The last time around we experimented with a separate YA collection and it was a clear hit, so Buzz Books YA is a standing part of the line…

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At Paper Lantern Lit, Tara Sonin has been promoted to marketing associate. Liz Button has joined the ABA's content team as a writer/researcher for Bookselling This Week, and Naya Moss is a new hire on the booksellers' association's technology team, providing general technological assistance to ABA staff. Author or co-author of 21…

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Agent Sara Megibow, who recently left the Nelson Literary Agency, is joining KT Literary. At Farrar, Straus, Brian Gittis and Steve Weil have both been promoted to assistant director of publicity. In addition, Sarah Scire has been promoted to publicist, and Lis McAvoy moves up to assistant publicist. At Houghton Mifflin…

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