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People, Etc.: Perseus Sale Closing Postponed

The closing of the sale of the Perseus Books Group to Hachette -- with the distribution businesses to be sold in turn to Ingram Content Group -- has been postponed past the intended July 31 date. That closing date always seemed ambitious, since the complicated three-way agreement was not executed until June…

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Marcie Lawrence has joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as designer. She is a recent graduate from the School of Visual Arts MFA Design program, and was previously at Wenner Media. In addition, Maggie Edkins has been promoted to assistant designer. Susan Peterson has joined CodeManta as svp, sales.…

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People, Etc.

Brenda Marsh has joined Abrams in the newly created position of vp, business development. The position will focus on both new and existing business opportunities, market analysis and company growth initiatives. Most recently, Marsh was vp, author relations at Barnes & Noble. Last week, Barnes & Noble added retired Vice Admiral John…

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People, Etc.

Kerry Eltman has joined Fox Chapel Publishing as chief financial officer. Previously he was controller at The Jay Group, a logistics and supply chain company. John Aardema has joined Sourcebooks in the newly created position of art director in the entertainment & gift group. He spent the past nine years…

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People, Etc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Bridgett Paradise as svp of human resources and chief people officer, reporting directly to CEO Linda Zecher. Her role "will encompass human resources strategy and policy, including talent management and acquisition, organizational design and employee benefits. Paradise has been at Microsoft, most recently in the position of general manager, human resources…

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Kensington will merge its two digital-first imprints eKensington and Lyrical Press into a single unit under the Lyrical Press name. The merged imprint will continue to be under the helm of Adam Zacharius, and directly managed by Alexandra Nicolajsen as well as Martin Biro, who has been promoted to associate…

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Workman Names A CEO

Workman Publishing has named ceo and president of their Storey Publishing and Timber Press imprint Dan Reynolds as ceo of Workman. Reynolds will "transition into the role immediately, and relocate to New York City full-time on October 1." He joined the company in 2001 when Workman purchased Storey. Reynolds takes over…

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Daily Update: Influence of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon "Bestsellers" Grows

Since no one else is reporting on this at all, we'll continue our tracking. Amazon's hourly list of the top 100 "paid" Kindle bestsellers appears to be under the steadily growing influence of Kindle Unlimited "checkouts," which are counted as part of paid sales. In this morning's check, 45 of…

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People, Etc.: Regan Arts Distribution to S&S

Judith Regan will go back to her roots for distribution of her new line Regan Arts' titles. Simon & Schuster will handle worldwide sales and distribution, with Regan Arts expected to begin publishing in fall 2014 (though they have not publicly announced any titles yet). Regan started her book publishing…

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Lance Fitzgerald will join the Crown Publishing Group as vp, director of subsidiary rights on August 4. Previously he was director of subsidiary rights at Simon & Schuster. Succeeding Fitzgerald at S&S is Marie Florio, who has been promoted to director, subsidiary rights, overseeing rights for all books within the…

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