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People: Boudreaux Gets Imprint At Little, Brown

Ecco editorial director Lee Boudreaux will move to Little, Brown as of September 2, where she will be editorial director of an eponymous imprint, aiming to publish 8 to 10 titles a year. Publisher Reagan Arthur says in the announcement: "Lee is one of the most respected editors in the…

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People, Etc.

Diana Gill will join Ace and Roc Books on April 1 as executive editor, reporting to Susan Allison. Previously she was executive editor at William Morrow, where she ran the US branch of HarperVoyager for the past 12 years. Jacky Klein will join Phaidon Press in June as commissioning editor,…

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People, Etc.: Consolidated Leadership for Penguin Random House South Africa, Prime Price Increase

Current managing director of Random House Struik in South Africa Steve Connolly is now set to become MD of the combined Penguin Random House South Africa, and will take on additional leadership of Penguin Books South Africa during the integration process. Penguin SA finance director Claire Grant will take on…

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DiPreta to Lead New Hachette Books Division

Mauro DiPreta will join Hachette Book Group on March 31 as publisher of their new nonfiction-focused Hachette Books line, built on top of the recently-acquired Hyperion backlist and designed to cover "a broad spectrum of subjects and interests." Most recently he has been editor in chief of Crown Archetype. DiPreta…

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Venture Capitalist Feld Starts Publisher

Longtime venture capitalist, co-founder of the TechStars program and author of five books (with Wiley) Brad Feld at the Foundry Group has started a publishing company. FG Press is launching with Eliot Peper's techno-thriller UNCOMMON STOCK this month and lists about 7 forthcoming titles in all. Like some other we-know-better…

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Briefs: Penguin India Defends Withdrawal; The Bookseller Drops Author Solutions Ads; and more

Penguin India issued a statement earlier today regarding its decision to pull Wendy Doniger's THE HINDUS from sale in that country after a settlement that ended a four-year court battle. "Penguin Books India believes, and has always believed, in every individual's right to freedom of thought and expression, a right…

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Launching DreamWorks Press

Studio DreamWorks Animation is starting their own DreamWorks Press line of print and ebooks later this year, "likely to launch in time for the 2014 holiday season." They will be issuing titles based on their forthcoming movies as well as their existing stable of characters where they have reclaimed those rights…

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Corporate: Little Brown UK Buys Constable & Robinson; Simon & Schuster Launches Business Book Site

Little Brown UK has purchased Constable & Robinson, which will continue to operate as its own entity under managing director Pete Duncan, who will report to David Shelley. Nova Jayne Robinson indicates to the Bookseller that the conversations began some time last year, before the death of previous chairman Nick…

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People: Kirshbaum to Join Waxman Leavell, and More

Larry Kirshbaum will join the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency as a senior agent starting February 24, the WSJ reported. Scott Waxman says, "He'll be an independent agent building his own list like every agent does. I've always admired Larry and our team is extremely fortunate to have him as a…

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Amazon's Brilliance Publishing Adds Christian Imprint

Michigan-based Amazon Publishing unit Brilliance is launching their second book imprint, Waterfall Press, a Christian line specializing in faith-based non-fiction and fiction. (Not be confused with Penguin Random House's Christian line WaterBrook.) Just over a year ago, Brilliance started the inspirational line Grand Harbor Press. Tammy Faxel will lead editorial…

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