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Faber to Launch US Line in 2016 with PGW and Perseus

Following Faber and Faber's termination of their US publishing partnership with FSG in February, the company has announced plans to launch their directly-published new US line in spring 2016, distributed by PGW. Faber intends to publish 60 new titles a year in the US, along with issuing a backlist of…

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Harper Expands Spanish-Language Publishing, Licenses Lee's Watchman

In the vein of their new Harper Germany publishing line, HarperCollins has created Harper Iberica to publish in Spain and Portugal, and Harper Espanol to publish Spanish-language books in North and South America. Larry Downs is svp and publisher for Harper Espanol, which will publish approximately 50 books a year,…

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People, Etc.

At Public Affairs, Colleen Lawrie will join the company as a senior editor on March 9. She was most recently an editor at Harper Collins. Tony Forde starts work there as a publicist on March 18. He was most recently an associate publicist at Twelve. Molly Fonseca will start as marketing manager at Flatiron Books…

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Corporate: Coffee House Press Partners With Emily Books; The Readers Guild; and More

The special committee appointed by the Books-A-Million board to examine the Anderson family's offer to buy out other shareholders and take the company private has hired Houlihan Lokey as its financial adviser. Coffee House Press is partnering with Brooklyn-based feminist publishing project Emily Books, on an imprint for "books that speak to the…

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Paula Deen Books to Return This Fall, Distributed By HBG

Paula Deen returns to book publishing this fall, issuing her titles through Paula Deen Ventures, the company she launched in early 2014 with backing from Najafi Media. The company announced an agreement with Hachette Book Group to sell and distribute her titles throughout the world. The first planned new title…

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Faber Ends US Partnership with FSG

Farrar, Straus and Faber and Faber announced jointly on Tuesday that they will terminate their 17-year partnership in the American-based Faber and Faber, Inc. effective immediately. FSG will retain the rights to all of the titles published through the partnership and will migrate them to the FSG colophon over the…

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Forthcoming: Tor.com's List, and Not the Watchman Cover

The Tor.com publishing imprint announced last May will begin publishing 3 to 4 titles a month starting in September. A blog post introduces six of their early titles, as senior editor Lee Harris writes: "We've been working hard to find some great novellas to launch our line, and we’ve been…

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Simon & Schuster's North Star Way Division Promises Expanded Suite of Services

Simon & Schuster has launched North Star Way, a new publishing unit focused on practical nonfiction that the company says "will offer authors an expanded suite of profile-building, ancillary services that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional publishing." Bringing books to market starting in spring 2016, it is lead by vp, publisher Michele…

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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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People

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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