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Avideh Bashirrad has been promoted to vp, deputy publisher, fiction at Random House, reporting to Susan Kamil. Kelsey Horton has joined Delacorte Press as associate editor. Previously, she was an associate editor at Katherine Tegen Books. At Doubleday, Michael Goldsmith has been promoted to assistant director of publicity and Mark…

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At St. Martin's Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to associate publisher, nonfiction, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. "What impresses me most about Laura is her passion, her can-do attitude, her breadth of knowledge in so many varied areas of non-fiction," Enderlin said in the announcement. "She is the natural choice…

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Did Anyone Else Actually Bid for Milo?

Slate talks to many of the conservative books editors about Milo Yiannopoulos's book proposal, and the NYT covers a couple as well. "It appears that Yiannopoulos was actively shopping his proposal to various right-wing imprints, with minimal success," Katy Waldman writes. "Multiple publishing houses specifically told me that they had turned…

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Threshold to Publish Yiannopoulos's DANGEROUS, But UK Division Opts Out

Threshold Editions confirmed an earlier report from The Hollywood Reporter that they will publish Breitbart News editor and Twitter troll (now permanently banned from the service) Milo Yiannopoulous's DANGEROUS on March 14, 2017. The publisher said in the announcement: "Dangerous will be a book on free speech by the outspoken…

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Pantsuit Nation Founder Clarifies Book Deal and Nonprofit Status After Criticism

Earlier this week the founder of the private Facebook group Pantsuit Nation faced criticism and controversy following the announcement of coffee-table book comprising member posts set to be published in May by Flatiron Books. Founded by Libby Chamberlain in October for Hillary Clinton supporters to express enthusiasm for their candidate,…

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At the American Booksellers Association, longtime development officer Mark Nichols will retire following the 2017 Winter Institute after 16 years with the organization. As of January 1, 2017 Matthew Zoni will be promoted to director of development and publisher relations and will become a member of ABA's senior staff. Peter Reynolds will have an…

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Steven Pace will join Norton on January 2 as director, trade sales, succeeding William Rusin, who is retiring after 45 years with the company at 36 years as director of trade sales. Pace was previously sales director at Workman. Norton vp trade sales & marketing Brendan Curry said in the announcement:…

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Briefs: Macmillan to Publish with NY Public Library, Reacher Stories, and More

Macmillan evp Will Schwalbe has brokered a deal with Carrie Welch at the New York Public Library "to create and publish a wide variety of print and e-books for adults and for children drawing from and inspired by" the library's collection. Michael Flamini will oversee the adult program, and Jean Feiwel and Christian…

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Danielle Smith has left Red Fox Literary after three years to launch her own literary agency, Lupine Grove Creative, with most of her clients set to follow her to the new agency. Playwright Kia Corthron has won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for her debut novel The Castle…

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Bad Little Children's Books Is Still Available; Abrams Meant They Will Not Reprint It

Clarifying their earlier statement, Abrams says that when they agreed to the author's request to "cease publishing" the suddenly controversial Bad Little Children's Books, what they meant is that they will not reprint the book. With an announced first printing of 30,000 copies -- so figure maybe half that were…

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