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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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People: Stein Joins ICM, Giller Winner, and Goop

Anna Stein will join ICM as an agent on December 1, based in the New York office. She has been an agent at Aitken Alexander for the past six years, opening and running their New York office. Stein's client list includes Hanya Yanagihara, Ben Lerner, Laird Hunt, and Maria Semple. ICMco-head of publications…

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New Imprints: HarperOne's Digital-First HarperLegend; Little, Brown UK's Fleet

Harper One is launching Harper Legend, a new digital-first line to publish new authors of "visionary and transformational fiction" (paying higher royalties with no advance.) The imprint will handle submissions digitally via Harper Legend’s online system and reviewed by the line's editorial team. Harper One svp, publisher Mark Tauber said…

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John Joseph Adams will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as editor at large, running the company's new science fiction & fantasy line under the John Joseph Adams/HMH banner. The first three titles in the line -- reissued print versions of Hugh Howey’s SHIFT, DUST, and BEACON 23 -- will be published…

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People, Etc.

Kelly O'Connor has been promoted to associate editor at Voyager. Geoff Shandler's new imprint at HarperCollins will be called Custom House and has announced some of their acquisitions from the past year. Lauren Grand Lubell has joined Chronicle Books as junior industrial designer. In addition, Marie Oishi has been promoted to managing…

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Funke Breaks with US and UK Publishers Over Editing; Will Launch Own Publisher

International bestselling author Cornelia Funke is parting ways with both Little, Brown Children's in the US and Chicken House in the UK after disagreeing with editorial requests from each house. Instead, she will publish the third volume in her Mirrorworld series, The Golden Yarn, through her company, Breathing Books, in…

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People: Fotinos to Lead Combined Tarcher Perigee

John Duff has decided to retire after 23 as publisher of Perigee Books, leaving at the end of the month. Penguin Publishing Group president Madeline McIntosh writes to staff, "He will be missed not only for his accomplishments on behalf of the business, but also as a warm and generous mentor…

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People: ICM Pairs with Helen Brann Agency

ICM announced "it has entered into a succession plan with The Helen Brann Agency," while Helen Brann, 82, continues to work along with ICM in representing her clients. Brann says in the announcement, "Although I have no plans to retire from this job I love, I thought it important to put a…

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