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People, Etc.: PRH Finalizes Objetiva Acquisition, Feldman's New Agency, and More

On October 1, Penguin Random House completed their acquisition of Brazilian trade publisher Objetiva, the final piece in their acquisition of the Santillana trade publishing business (the rest of which closed on July 1). As previously announced, CEO of Companhia das Letras Luiz Schwarcz will also oversee Objetiva, and Roberto Feith continues as general…

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October Picks from Amazon and Costco, December Releases, and More

Amazon's best books of the month for October features Being Mortal by Atul Gawande as their Spotlight pick for the month, and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl as the Featured Debut. Here are the other picks for month (including another Publishers Lunch Buzz Book you can sample right now, by Marlon…

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Dominic Myers became head of Amazon Publishing in Europe on September 2, based in Luxembourg but overseeing the UK and German publishing businesses and "launching new offices" they "expand our European publishing efforts."Most recently non-executive director at some consumer-focused startups, he had been managing director of Waterstones in the UK up until it was…

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Laura Nolan has joined Kuhn Projects as an agent. She was until recently the head of the book division for Paradigm. President of Weldon Owen Terry Newell will retire as president after more than 15 years with the company. Succeeding Newell is Roger Shaw, currently vp, publisher, reporting to Bonnier…

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Emilie Polster has joined Little, Brown Children's as executive director of marketing. She was previously senior director of integrated marketing & operations at Harper Children's. At Picador, Andrea Rogoff has been promoted to senior publicist, while Elizabeth Bruce has been promoted to associate editor. In addition, Shannon Donnelly has joined as…

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People: New Unified Children's Publishing Division at Hachette UK

Hachette UK announced the creation of a unified children's division, Hachette Children's Group, bringing together Hachette Children's, Orion Children's, Little, Brown Children's and Orchard Books as of January 1. Managing director of Egmont UK Hilary Murray Hill will join the company to serve as CEO of the new division on January 13. Marlene…

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Julia Cheiffetz will return to HarperCollins as executive editor for Dey Street Books, starting October 6. She had been editorial director at Amazon Publishing until recently, prior to which she worked at Harper and Harper Studio. Another longtime Amazon executive announced plans to leave the company. Bill Carr, 47, has…

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Awards: Piketty Leads FT/McKinsey Shortlist

The nominees for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year award were announced Wednesday afternoon. The winner will be named November 11. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (Norton) Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces…

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Andrew Kidd "has decided to leave agenting" and will depart Aitken Alexander at the end of October after 6 years there. The announcement says he will "pursue a new path in the book industry," apparently to be announced in November. Eric Price has joined Melville House in the newly created role…

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Perseus announced internally on Monday "several key changes" in their international sales and rights business to fuel their growth, including a number of new appointments. A newly created vp of international sales and marketing will oversee the London and New York-based international sales teams from New York once a search is completed. VP…

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