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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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People, Etc.

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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People, Etc.

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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Briefs: PubTrack Digital Launches in UK; Kenyon Sues Clare; Denene Miller Books at Agate; and More

Nielsen Book has launched PubTrack Digital UK, an ebook sales tracking service based on the same model that they use in the US. A set of unspecified publishers contribute their own ebook sales data, on a monthly basis, with a three-month delay. Nielsen says "we are not currently releasing the…

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Random House announced a number of recent promotions in its publicity department. Maria Braeckel and Jennifer Garza have been promoted to associate director of publicity; Greg Kubie moves up to assistant director of publicity; Christine Mykityshyn has been promoted to senior publicist; Dhara Parikh and Catherine Mikula both move up…

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Oprah Winfrey Will Launch New Imprint at Flatiron Books With Memoir THE LIFE YOU WANT

Flatiron Books will publish Oprah Winfrey's forthcoming memoir THE LIFE YOU WANT in January 2017, the lead title in Winfrey's as-yet-unnamed book imprint, expected to include several non-fiction titles per year chosen personally by Oprah. The book, which will be published simultaneously by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Australia, South…

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