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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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Brenda Marsh has joined Abrams in the newly created position of vp, business development. The position will focus on both new and existing business opportunities, market analysis and company growth initiatives. Most recently, Marsh was vp, author relations at Barnes & Noble. Last week, Barnes & Noble added retired Vice Admiral John…

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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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