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Forthcoming: New Novels from Coehlo, Lamb on November 22; and More

Publication Announcement Bestselling author of The Alchemist and other works Paulo Coelho has a new novel, THE SPY, based on the life of Mata Hari, on the way from a new US publisher, Knopf. Edited by Anne Messitte, the book will be published in the US on November 22, translated from the…

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Oprah's Memoir Postponed; Imprint to Launch with Cookbook

Oprah Winfrey's memoir THE LIFE YOU WANT -- originally slated as the lead title in her new imprint for Flatiron Books and scheduled for publication in January 2017 -- has been postponed. Instead, the line will launch on January 3 with a cookbook from Winfrey that ties in to her stake in…

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Meghan Deans will join Ecco on June 13 as marketing director. She has been at Little, Brown, most recently as director of social media. At Clarkson Potter, Kim Tyner has been promoted to assistant production director. Harper Christian reports that longtime employee and vp of custom product development Joseph "Scott" Harvey, 52, died…

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Rachel Fershleiser will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the newly created role of executive director, audience development and engagement on June 20, reporting to Adriana Rizzo. Most recently she was director, publishing outreach at Tumblr. Jonathan Nowell has joined Trillium Partners firm as a senior adviser, working "to originate and execute…

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Beverly Rykerd has been promoted to vp, director of publicity at Waterbrook Multnomah. In addition Lisa Beech is returning to the company as assistant director of publicity. Most recently she was a publicist at David C. Cook for the last four and a half years, and originally worked at Waterbrook/Multnomah…

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People, Etc.

Angie Giammarino has joined Rodale as senior marketing manager. Previously she was a marketing manager at Macmillan. Carin Siegfried has joined Soho Press as sales manager. Previously she worked with both national accounts and independent retailers at Baker & Taylor. Miriam Keil has joined Chronicle Books as the associate sales…

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James Patterson's BookShots for "People Who Don't Have Time to Read"

James Patterson announced his newest project, BookShots, a line of books 150 pages or less that will be published by longtime publisher Little, Brown and sold for under $5 each, available in print, digital and audio formats. The NYT reports BookShots "would be aimed at readers who might not want…

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Grand Central's Mass Market License for To Kill A Mockingbird Expires

Last year's publication of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman meant big business not just for HarperCollins but also for Grand Central, which has licensed the mass market paperback rights for To Kill A Mockingbird for many years. According to Nielsen Bookscan, that mass market edition of TKAM sold almost…

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Briefs: Wimpy Kid 11, Booker International Candidates, and More

Book 11 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will go on sale on November 1 in the US and "at least 20 international territories." Last year was the first coordinated global release for Jeff Kinney's series, and Israel and Korea have joined as new partners for the simultaneous laydown…

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Briefs: Schumer's 'Lower Back Tattoo' Publishes August 16; Zola Books Gets More Funding; and More

Amy Schumer's book will be published by Gallery on August 16 -- and it has retained the proposal name, THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO. Funding Zola Books closed another round of funding last week. The new round adds something under $3.4 million since the company's last announced funding in 2013.…

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