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Gallery Announces Literary Scout Press, and More

Gallery formally acknowledged their new literary imprint Scout Press on Monday, as promotion continues to build for one of their titles, literary agent Bill Clegg's first novel (and third book), Did You Ever Have A Family?. Set for publication September 15 (with published metadata for some time, and rights sold in…

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Agent Sara Megibow, who recently left the Nelson Literary Agency, is joining KT Literary. At Farrar, Straus, Brian Gittis and Steve Weil have both been promoted to assistant director of publicity. In addition, Sarah Scire has been promoted to publicist, and Lis McAvoy moves up to assistant publicist. At Houghton Mifflin…

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Coming Soon from Regan Arts

Judith Regan's start-up publishing line Regan Arts (backed by Phaidon Global), has not formally announced their publishing list -- but with a steady trickle of pre-publication announcements-as-deals coming in, we took a closer look. After issuing one title last fall (a Virtual Reality Beginner’s Guide, with Google Cardboard inspired VR viewer), the…

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Harper One Launches Mind/Body/Spirit Imprint

Harper One in San Francisco is adding a new mind/body/spirit imprint, Harper Elixir, launching in fall 2015 under the direction of Harper One associate publisher Claudia Boutote. Libby Edelson has joined the company as senior editor for the imprint (she was at Ecco most recently), and in other respects Elixir will…

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Bookspan Plans Book-of-the-Month Club Relaunch, and Adds Affiliated Publishing Lines

Still the largest family of book clubs in the US, Bookspan has been quietly at work on ambitious new plans, PL has learned. A few months ago, with little fanfare, their "flagship" Book of the Month Club went dormant as a stand-alone club, integrating BOMC members in the companion club,…

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Corporate: Faber Press, Harper Takes Control of Nelson Brasil, and More

In the UK, Henry Volans will lead a new Faber Press division as director. It comprises poetry, drama, film and classical music publishing in all formats, and incorporates Faber Fine Press, Faber Finds, and Faber Digital as well. CEO Stephen Page says: "Henry takes on a very wide brief with this role, looking…

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Abrams will launch a new gift and stationery imprint, Abrams Noterie, in February 2015. The line, which launches with four product collections and two journals, will comprise guided and blank journals, notecards, postcards, desk accessories, small gift books, and other inventive paper product formats. Overseeing Abrams Noterie is Karrie Witkin, who…

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Corporate: Bloomsbury Adds Conway; Full Fathom Digital; New Rizzoli Bookstore Lease

Bloomsbury has purchased the 200-title naval and military history list of Conway from Pavilion Books in the UK (the rebranded version of Anova). Bloomsbury will integrate the titles into their existing lines. Terms were not disclosed, but the Bookseller notes that Conway publisher John Lee will leave after 20 years in that…

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People, Etc.: Sand Named Abrams Publisher; Hachette UK Merges Piatkus and C&R

Little, Brown executive editor Michael Sand will join Abrams as vp, publisher, adult trade as September 22. He has been at Little, Brown since 2006. Abrams ceo Michael Jacobs says in the announcement: "Michael Sand is the perfect candidate to continue to envision, shape, and drive our adult editorial programs at…

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Partnerships: Eckhart Tolle Editions; Kensington's Lyrical High Notes Exclusive to BAM

Eckhart Tolle will launch his own imprint, Eckhart Tolle Editions, in conjunction with New World Library in Spring 2015. Tolle will work to identify and develop titles for the line, most of them written by other teachers and authors he has encountered over his past two decades of teaching, and…

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