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Briefs: Canongate To Publish Rhodes Memoir After Winning Legal Battle; Regional Bookseller Paperbacks From Unbridled Books

Canongate will publish British classical pianist James Rhodes' memoir Instrumental on May 28 as an ebook and the following week in hardcover after the UK Supreme Court overturned an injunction that banned publication. The injunction resulted from a lawsuit by Rhodes' former wife, who claimed publication of the memoir, which…

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In the UK, Orion ceo and Hachette UK deputy ceo David Young has officially announced his plan to retire at the end of year. Lagardere Publishing ceo Arnaud Nourry says in part: "For me, one of the great joys of Hachette's acquisition of the Time Warner Book Group was getting to…

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BEA Starts Here with Two New Buzz Books Collections

We let the AP and our selected authors and publishers take the lead in making the announcement of our release of the big new Publishers Lunch Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter and Fall/Winter Young Adult free ebook samplers. We first created Buzz Books three years to solve two problems: Curating and sharing…

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Philip Ruppel has joined Phaidon Press as chief operating officer. CEO Keith Fox says, "His proven track record of delivering growth through profitable innovation and enhanced digital offerings fits brilliantly with Phaidon's commitment to enhancing our brand as the world's premier fine arts publisher." Most recently he was president of McGraw-Hill Education's…

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Wimpy Kid: Old School Gets 16-Country Launch In November

The title and cover of Jeff Kinney's fall release DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: Old School was revealed at Symphony Space in New York Monday morning during a live webcast. The book goes on sale November 3 and follows Greg Heffley "as he goes on a weeklong field trip to a farm and deals with…

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RHCB Doubles Print Run For WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?

Random House Children's Books has doubled the announced first printing for Dr. Seuss's forthcoming posthumous title WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? to 1 million copies to "keep up with demand." The publisher also released an illustration from the book, scheduled for release on July 28. Distribution Columbia University Press Sales…

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At William Morrow, Molly Birckhead has been promoted to marketing director. Little, Brown announced a number of promotions: Carrie Neill has been promoted to publicity manager, Lauren Harms is now senior designer, and Malin von Euler-Hogan has been promoted to associate editor. On their James Patterson team, Sabrina Benun has been…

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People: Martyn Goff Dies, 10th Wimpy Kid for November, and More

Longtime administrator of the Booker Prize Prize Martyn Goff, 91, died Wednesday after a long illness. Goff, a former bookseller and the author of 18 books of his own, became administrator in 1970 and retired in 2006. Goff also served as director of the National Book League from 1970 through…

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Grand Central Publishing announced a number of promotions across its imprints. At GCP, Andrew Duncan has been promoted to director, online marketing, while Linda Duggins moves up to senior director of publicity. Jimmy Franco has also been promoted to senior director of publicity while Fareeda Bullert moves up to associate…

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Curtis Brown UK has acquired the entirety of Conville & Walsh a full year before the agreed deadline of final acquisition (after purchasing a 50 percent share in the agency two years ago). Conville & Walsh will retain its name and identity and continue to operate within Curtis Brown’s Haymarket offices,…

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