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People, Etc.: Bush On Bush, and More

Crown has announced rollout plans for 41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER by former president George W. Bush . CBS News will broadcast the first interviews, conducted by Bob Schieffer, on Sunday, November 9 -- first on "Sunday Morning" and then on "Face the Nation." The Today show will feature the author…

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Kendra Harpster is joining Berkley Books as executive editor, starting Wednesday, October 15. Most recently she was a senior editor at Random House. Iain MacGregor is moving to Simon & Schuster UK as publishing director, non-fiction, reporting to Suzanne Baboneau. He has been publisher at Aurum Press. At Open Road Integrated…

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Briefs: Hachette Launches Author Portal, Yale Moves Up Modiano

Hachette Book Group has launched their Author and Agent Portal as a "channel" within their business-facing site hachettebookgroup.biz. Similar to portals from Simon & Schuster, Random House and others, it includes unit sales information by title, weekly Nielsen BookScan sales data, an "interactive publication timeline for the 12 months prepublication," a feature for…

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People, Etc.: Dylan's Limited-Edition The Lyrics (At $200), and More

Simon & Schuster will publish Bob Dylan's THE LYRICS: Since 1962, on October 28. They call it "the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan's lyrics to be published" and say it is the product of a collaboration "over many years between Dylan and a team of…

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Once again, the naming of the Nobel Prize for Literature laureate will align perfectly with the Frankfurt Book Fair: The Swedish Academy said the new honoree will be announced on Thursday. (The Peace Prize will follow on Friday.) In other awards, the Giller Prize will cull their longlist down to…

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Emilie Polster has joined Little, Brown Children's as executive director of marketing. She was previously senior director of integrated marketing & operations at Harper Children's. At Picador, Andrea Rogoff has been promoted to senior publicist, while Elizabeth Bruce has been promoted to associate editor. In addition, Shannon Donnelly has joined as…

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Forthcoming: Gabriel Garcia Marquez eBooks; Debut Fig Tree List

Vintage will release nine titles by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, including LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA and CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, in English-language ebook editions on October 15. At the same time, Vintage Espanol will issue ebook versions of 18 Garcia Marquez works in Spanish. The deal marks the…

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NYT Book Review to Feature Mantel Serial

The title story from two-time Booker winner Hilary Mantel's forthcoming story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher will run in the September 28 edition of the NYT Book Review as a first serial, available online as of September 21. (A UK first serial of the same story will run in…

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Bone Clocks Tops Amazon's September List

David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is Amazon's September Spotlight pick, and Michael Pitre's novel Fives and Twenty-Fives (already a featured Indie Debut and Indie Next book) is their featured debut. Two of our Publishers Lunch Fall/Winter Buzz Books make the list -- Matt Richtel's A Deadly Wandering and Tana French's…

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Suge Knight's Book Due from Dey Street In 2015

Following Page Six's insinuation connecting Suge Knight's shooting with his long-in-gestation book, we can confirm the manuscript is alive and well. Harper director of publicity Shelby Meizlik confirms to PL that the book, now tentatively titled YOUR PAIN IS MY JOY: 100 Rounds with Suge Knight, is scheduled for publication by…

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