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At the Random House Publishing Group, Annette Melvin has been promoted to director, creative services. Countryman Press announced a number of new hires and promotions. Ann Treistman has been promoted to editorial director. Dan Crissman has joined as senior editor. Previously, he was senior editor at Overlook. Finally, Devorah Backman…

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George Bick has joined Regan Arts as sales director. A number of years ago he was svp, sales at HarperCollins, ReganBooks, and William Morrow. Juliana Horbachevsky has joined Abrams as publicist, primarily working on cookbooks and pop-culture titles. Previously she was a publicist at Gallery. Stefanie Hoffman will join Little, Brown Children's as…

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People, Etc.: Bush On Bush, and More

Crown has announced rollout plans for 41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER by former president George W. Bush . CBS News will broadcast the first interviews, conducted by Bob Schieffer, on Sunday, November 9 -- first on "Sunday Morning" and then on "Face the Nation." The Today show will feature the author…

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Steady Trade Results in June and July

The AAP released monthly sales statistics for both June and July, which remained consistent with the pattern from earlier in the year, though perked up in July. Most of the year's growth is coming children's and young adult books, which have been up year-over-year for all seven reported months, though…

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Michelle Aielli has been named executive director of publicity for Hachette Books. She moves over from Little, Brown, where she was most recently publicity director. At Simon & Schuster, Jennifer Grojean has been promoted to director, national accounts for special markets, while Bianca Johnson moves up to manager, adult custom…

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Margot Schupf has been promoted to publisher of Time Home Entertainment, effective immediately, succeeding Jim Childs, who left earlier this month. Schupf joined the division as associate publisher in June. She reports to svp, consumer marketing + revenue Jeff Blatt. Reporting to Schupf are TIHE editorial director Steve Koepp and Oxmoor House…

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Pearson chief financial officer for the past eight years Robin Freestone has told the board "he would like to step down...before the end of 2015 to explore a range of other interests." A search is underway for a replacement and Freestone will remain in the job until a successor is named.…

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Media and entertainment industry executive Lauren Zalaznick has been appointed as the first independent board member of Penguin Random House. Zalaznick currently publishes The LZ Sunday Paper, a newsletter about women in business, media, and culture, and previously held a variety of leadership positions during a 12-year career at NBCUniversal,…

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Bookspan Plans Book-of-the-Month Club Relaunch, and Adds Affiliated Publishing Lines

Still the largest family of book clubs in the US, Bookspan has been quietly at work on ambitious new plans, PL has learned. A few months ago, with little fanfare, their "flagship" Book of the Month Club went dormant as a stand-alone club, integrating BOMC members in the companion club,…

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Tara Singh Carlson will formally move over to Putnam as senior editor. She will acquire hardcover titles for the Putnam list, while continuing to acquire trade paperback originals for Penguin, which will "predominantly" issue the paperbacks of her Putnam hardcovers as well. Joan Didion is the subject of a documentary film…

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