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John Loudon will join Yale University Press as consulting editor. Previously he was executive editor at Harper One in San Francisco. At St. Martin's Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to senior director of marketing, communications and audience development. CLMP will honor Graywolf Press publisher Fiona McCrae for leadership and achievement…

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Writer's Digest Tries Self-Publishing Again With BookBaby; RosettaBooks Expands Into Print; and More

Writer's Digest quietly severed ties with Author Solutions, which provided the back-end to its self-publishing service Abbott Press , earlier this year. Now the company has teamed up with BookBaby for a different self-publishing program under the name Blue Ash Publishing. The new program takes pain to distinguish itself from…

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At St. Martin's Press, Dori Weintraub has returned full time to the publicity department as vp, publicity, with an enhanced and expanded role working on a wide array of fiction and nonfiction across all teams. Weintraub, most recently vp, marketing, communications & audience development, will report to Tracey Guest, who…

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Perlstein's INVISIBLE BRIDGE Subject to Plagiarism Controversy

Rick Perlstein's THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE has been subject to a number of controversies as the book publishes today, among them "sloppy scholarship, improper attribution, and plagiarism", the NYT reports. Of the most serious charges, Reagan historian Craig Shirley accused Perlstein of plagiarizing several passages (the NY Post reported "at least…

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Harper Lee Repudiates Marja Mills Book, Again; Mills Affirms Her Experiences

When Penguin Press announced their acquisition of Marja Mills's THE MOCKINGBIRD NEXT DOOR: LIFE WITH HARPER LEE in 2011, saying it was written with "direct access to Harper and Alice Lee," Harper Lee's attorneys released a letter in which the renowned author said, " I have not willingly participated in any book…

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Tyndale Shelves Pastor Mark Driscoll's Next Book

Tyndale House has severely curtailed its ties with megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, who had been under fire for using Result Source to boost his NYT bestseller list ranking, and was the subject of accusations of plagiarism and improper attributions as well. The Daily Beast reports the publishing house has put…

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Samhain Publishing owner Christina Brashear has returned to the operational role of publisher and "her first order of business was to restructure the editorial team." Publisher Lindsey Faber is leaving and will serve a consulting role, and editorial director Heather Osborn will become a freelance editor. Brashear says, "Samhain will be…

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CBS News Breaks Corporate Partner Simon & Schuster's Clinton Embargo

After all the minor stories about Hillary Clinton's forthcoming book HARD CHOICES -- including meta-stories about the management of the rollout and the willingness of the media to bite for each nibble offered -- it's Simon & Schuster's corporate brethren at CBS News that "purchased a copy at a bookstore"…

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Amazon Recommends Two Hachette Books They Aren't Selling

Lily King's EUPHORIA -- one of our Publishers Lunch Spring/Summer Buzz Books -- tops Amazon's best books of June list as their Spotlight pick, along with Courtney Maum's I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITHOUT YOU as the Featured Debut. More curious, however, is that two of the titles the bookseller's…

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Booksellers See HRC

One prominent event at Book Expo on Friday was unlisted appearance by Hillary Clinton in advance of the June 10 release of HARD CHOICES. Hosted by Simon & Schuster, she addressed a group of about 120 booksellers. The publisher says that Clinton "spoke briefly about her experience writing the book,…

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