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Omnific Pairs with Simon & Schuster (And Licenses Titles to Amazon)

Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books has announced a co-publishing agreement with independent publisher of romantic fiction, Omnific Publishing. Under the agreement, Gallery and Pocket will co-publish "a select number" of titles with Omnific, both as ebooks and print books. Additionally, S&S will distribute all Omnific titles. Gallery Books Publishing Group…

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Freeman Partners With Grove Atlantic on Literary Anthology Series

Former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman is partnering with Grove Atlantic on a new literary anthology series, Freeman's, to be published twice a year in collaboration with the New School. Freeman's will be an ongoing series of themed anthologies of all original works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.…

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Stacy Lellos returns to Scholastic, as svp and general manager overseeing Klutz, reporting to Ellie Berger. Lellos has been vp of marketing at Toys R Us since 2013, prior to which she held a variety of publishing and marketing positions at Scholastic since 2000. Director of marketing and publicity at…

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Imprints: Voyager Expands Impulse Digital Program; Harper Canada Launches Harper Avenue; and More

HarperCollins' science fiction & fantasy imprint Voyager is expanding its digital-first Impulse program with 31 new titles set for publication between July 2014 through Winter 2015. These digital-first publications, the "vast majority" of which were acquired from an open global submissions call in 2012, will be followed by short-run paperback…

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People: Mundy Resigns from Atlantic Books

The UK's Atlantic Books announced Thursday that founder, ceo and publisher Toby Mundy has resigned from the company after 14 years, and will leave on June 30. He said in the announcement, "Everything must come to an end and I feel sure that the time is right to pursue new…

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Forthcoming: Jeter's First List, O'Reilly's Next Killing

Derek Jeter's Jeter Publishing co-publishing partnership with Gallery and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced their first three titles Thursday at BEA. Two of those books are by or about...Derek Jeter: a middle grade novel, THE CONTRACT, written with Paul Mantell, for publication September 23, "based on Jeter’s own childhood…

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Announcements: Tor.com, the Imprint; Kirkus Prizes; and More

Science fiction & fantasy community website Tor.com is expanding its original fiction output with a new imprint devoted to publishing novellas, shorter novels, serializations, and other pieces of fiction exceeding 18,000 words. According to a blog post by the imprint, each DRM-free title will be available exclusively for purchase, and…

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Atria Joins with UTA for Keywords Press Imprint, Publishing "Digital Influencers"

Atria Publishing Group has paired with United Talent Agency a launch an imprint "specifically created to publish digital influencers" -- and YouTube stars in particular -- called Keywords Press. The line aims to publish 6 to 10 titles a year, and it promises "new business, creative development and marketing models…

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Duggan to Set Up Line At Crown

Longtime HarperCollins executive editor Tim Duggan will move to Crown on June 9 where he will serve as publisher of his own Tim Duggan Books imprint. He will publish 8 to 10 titles a year, "evenly split between nonfiction and fiction," reporting to Molly Stern. Duggan says: "I'm thrilled to…

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Expansions: Alloy Powered By Amazon, and OverDrive's Network

Just about a year ago Alloy Entertainment paired with Amazon as the first big licensee in the Kindle Worlds fan fiction initiative, and in February Alloy added more licenses to the program. Now, PL has learned via our comprehensive deal reports that Alloy is starting a book imprint as part of…

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