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At Crown Business, Talia Krohn has been promoted to executive editor, while Mary Choteborsky Reynics moves up to executive editor for that imprint as well as for Crown Forum and Convergent. Derek Reed has been promoted to editor for all three imprints. Also, after saying in 2014 the company would discontinue…

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Cara Bedick joins Touchstone as senior editor beginning Monday. Previously she was a senior editor at William Morrow. Anna Knutson Geller has left The Book Group to found Write View, a literary agency with an emphasis on spirituality, practical nonfiction, and inspirational memoir. Amy Vreeland has joined Abrams as senior…

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Vp, business development at Diversion Books Mary Cummings will leave the company next month. Diversion has hired Caroline Acebo as acquisition editor, EverAfter Romance. Previously she was editor at Grand Central's Forever imprint. In addition, Christine Saunders has joined as publicist. Most recently she headed her own company, Christine Saunders Public Relations.…

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At Crown Children's, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher. Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director,…

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Amanda Bergeron moves to Berkley as executive editor on September 26. She has been at Morrow/Avon for the past 8 years. Natasha Fairweather will leave United Agents and join Rogers, Coleridge & White in October, where she will also join the board. Joan Strasbaugh has joined The Experiment as senior editor. Becky Herrick has joined Skyhorse as editor…

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Ibrahim Ahmad has been promoted to editorial director at Akashic Books. Mackenzie Brady Watson joins the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency as a literary agent today, where she will continue focusing on representing narrative non-fiction (science, history, sociology, investigative journalism, food, business, and memoir) and select up-market and literary YA fiction. Most recently she was…

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Peter Senftleben has joined Crooked Lane Books as acquisitions editor. Previously he was an associate editor at Kensington Books. Workman announced a number of recent promotions in the marketing and publicity departments. Moira Kerrigan, who left the company briefly, has returned as the associate director of marketing on the adult trade…

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Awards: National Book Award Fiction Longlist; National Humanities Medal Recipients; and More

A week of National Book Award longlists ends with the fiction list of ten nominees, including recent Oprah Book Club selection Colson Whitehead -- the best-known author on the list as well -- and last year's Young People's Literature winner Jacqueline Woodson.  Three of the titles are published by Norton; the…

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David Granger has joined both Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent, based in the two firms' shared New York offices. Granger was the editor in chief of Esquire for the last 19 years.

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At Knopf Children's Books, Erin Clarke has been promoted to senior executive editor and Katherine Harrison has been promoted to editor; and Samantha Gentry has been promoted to assistant editor at Crown Children's. Simon & Schuster Children's has hired Sarah Creech as senior designer for Simon Pulse (she was at HarperCollins). KeriLee Horan has been promoted to marketing manager, continuing to…

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