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At Trident Media Group, Tara Carberry has been promoted to associate agent, continuing to work with Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman. KF Literary Scouting is now scouting children's, young adult, and new adult titles on behalf of Bayard in France and Harper Germany, both in the areas of  (while continuing to…

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Marjorie Braman, 60, died July 2 at her home in Taghkanic, NY of complications from breast cancer. She began her 26 years in publishing as an editorial assistant and worked her way up to svp, publishing director at HarperCollins and then vp, editor-in-chief at Henry Holt. She has worked as…

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The Walker Books Group has hired Lucy Pleydell-Pearce for the new global role of senior group and intercompany sales manager, starting July 6. She will "manage the intercompany sales flow for books originating in each territory that publish within the group, including monitoring release timings and enhancing group communication across all publishing…

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Boire Named Barnes & Noble CEO; Carey Promoted to COO

Barnes & Noble has appointed Ronald D. Boire, currently president & chief executive officer of Sears Canada, as ceo of its retail business, effective September 8. Boire will succeed Michael Huseby who -- as announced last week -- will become executive chairman of Barnes & Noble Education once the company is…

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Kelly Bowen has joined Arcadia Publishing and the History Press as director of marketing and corporate communications. She was previously publicity director at Algonquin Books. Springer Nature (the newly combined Springer + Macmillan Science and Education) has created a new policy & external relations team led by evp Eric Merkel-Sobotta, and a…

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David Hawk joins Ten Speed Press on July 6 as senior marketing and publicity manager. Previously he was a marketing and publicity manager at Chronicle Books, specializing in food and drink titles. Yuka Igarashi will join Catapult as web editor-in-chief in August. Previously she was managing editor at Granta. Awards…

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Sara Sargent will return to Harper Children's on July 13, in the new position of executive editor, reporting to Kate Jackson. She will acquire teen, middle grade and picture book fiction and nonfiction titles "created from or around digital and social media content. Sargent was most recently at Simon & Schuster, Robert Bolick is joining the International Baccalaureate…

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People: A Harry Potter Play, and More

JK Rowling announced on Twitter that she has written a play -- Harry Potter and Cursed Child -- that will open in London's West End next summer. She calls it "a collaboration" with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, along with singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. Tickets will go on sale…

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Antonella Iannarino has left the David Black Agency, where she was an agent and website and social media manager for authors, after eight years to launch AI Strategic, offering consulting services to authors and companies for developing their online presence through social media, websites, ebook publishing and brand strategies. She…

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Jeff James will join Thomas Nelson as vp, marketing for Nelson Books on June 29. Previously he was the founder and ceo of Mythology, a marketing consulting practice for Fortune 500 firms. Steven Sussman will join Skyhorse as director of sales on June 29. Previously he was director of sales…

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