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Deb Brody will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as editorial director for lifestyle & culinary on July 18. Previously she was executive editor at William Morrow. Michael Strother has joined Harlequin Teen as editor. Previously he was an editor at Simon Pulse. Jermey Matthews will join MIT Press as acquisitions editor, physical…

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At Scribner, Shannon Welch has been promoted to executive editor. At Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency, Danielle Burby has been promoted to agent and foreign rights manager. Paula Canal will join Indent Literary Agency as a literary agent and foreign rights director. She has spent the past 17 years as foreign…

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People: Harlequin Launches Park Row Books Imprint, and More

Harlequin will launch a new imprint, Park Row Books, in summer 2017, with a focus on "thought-provoking and voice-driven novels" that have "mainstream appeal." Executive editor for the imprint Erika Imranyi told the AP: "We've been growing that part of our business for a very long time. It's a small…

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McDonald Named Publisher of New FSG Imprint, and More

Sean McDonald has been named publisher of a newly created imprint at Farrar, Straus, MCD/FSG. The imprint's goal, according to the announcement, is to "create a space to publish work and experiment with publishing styles, forms, and genres that are at the edges of FSG's traditions and/or are new enough…

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Now Michael Mann Has An Imprint, at HarperCollins; Jackson to Reboot One World; and More

After announcing a couple of book deals with himself via Deadline.com, writer/director Michael Mann is reported to have made a deal for his eponymous imprint with HarperCollins. David Highfill is said to be overseeing the books for the publisher, acquiring world rights to three Mann-co-authored books, sold by Shane Salerno…

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Random House will try to beat the celebrity imprint jinx in a new partnership with Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner for a Lenny imprint. Overseen by editor-in-chief Andy Ward and launching in late 2017, the line will feature the "emerging voices...that Lena and Jenni Konner are already attracting and publishing so…

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At PGW, Abbey Phalen has been promoted to marketing and business development manager. Katie Gallagher will join Perseus as gift sales manager on March 15, working out of the company's Berkeley offices. Previously she sold giftware and home décor products for Midwest CBK and was an account executive at Napoleon…

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Briefs: Wimpy Kid 11, Booker International Candidates, and More

Book 11 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will go on sale on November 1 in the US and "at least 20 international territories." Last year was the first coordinated global release for Jeff Kinney's series, and Israel and Korea have joined as new partners for the simultaneous laydown…

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S&S Children's New Imprint Salaam Reads Will Focus On Muslim Characters and Stories

Simon & Schuster Children's will launch Salaam Reads, a new imprint focused on Muslim characters and stories, in 2017. Salaam Reads is spearheaded by executive editor Zareen Jaffery and publisher Justin Chanda, with plans to publish a minimum of nine titles per year for all ages, ranging from picture books…

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Briefs: Clare's Lawyer Responds to Kenyon Lawsuit; "Birthday Cake" Author Speaks Out; and More

Cassandra Clare's lawyer, John Cahill of Cahill Associates, issued a statement Thursday afternoon responding to Sherrilyn Kenyon's trademark and copyright infringment lawsuit filed against Clare late last week. "Cassie was both surprised and disappointed that Ms. Kenyon would file this baseless lawsuit, a decade after the debut of Cassie's books.…

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