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Briefs: Harper Pairs with Temple Hill, Final Days for St. Mark's, and More

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey's film production company Temple Hill Entertainment has a new publishing agreement with HarperCollins in which the producers will "generate original ideas and opportunities for books and series," that Harper will publish under the Temple Hill Publishing banner. Petersen Harris at Temple Hill will serve as their vp, publishing…

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Bloomsbury UK Withdraws Book On Church of England -- To Little Notice

Last week, Bloomsbury UK recalled all review copies and withdrew from a planned February 11 publication That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People, by Andrew Brown and Linda Woodhead. Part of what's remarkable is how little press coverage the unusual move drew. We…

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Harvard Common Press Sold to Quarto; Put Me In the Story Expands at BN; More From Basford

Quarto has completed their acquisition of The Harvard Common Press, as of February 1, adding hundreds of titles to their backlist along with over 25,000 recipes. HCP will become an imprint of Quarto, with editorial and production run out of Quarto's office in Beverly, MA and editorial director Dan Rosenberg keeping the same role. Harvard…

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Briefs: Foer's Next Novel, Now From FSG; and More

Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in 11 years, HERE I AM, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September (Hamish Hamilton will publish the UK edition on September 29.) The NYT reports the novel, which FSG acquired as part of a three-book deal (which also includes another novel…

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Oprah Winfrey Will Launch New Imprint at Flatiron Books With Memoir THE LIFE YOU WANT

Flatiron Books will publish Oprah Winfrey's forthcoming memoir THE LIFE YOU WANT in January 2017, the lead title in Winfrey's as-yet-unnamed book imprint, expected to include several non-fiction titles per year chosen personally by Oprah. The book, which will be published simultaneously by Pan Macmillan in the UK, Australia, South…

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Briefs

Doubleday will publish New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer's topical DARK MONEY: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right on January 19, 2016, with an announced first printing of 150,000 copies. In the book, Mayer asserts that "a network of exceedingly wealthy people with…

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People: Funke's Start-Up Publisher to be Distributed by PGW, and More

Author Cornelia Funke's new independent publishing house Breathing Books has a sales and distribution agreement with PGW for the US and Canada. Her first title, The Golden Yarn, is now set for publication on December 1, 2015. (When Funke originally announced that she was parting ways with Little, Brown Children's and Chicken House in the UK,…

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People, Etc.

John Joseph Adams will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as editor at large, running the company's new science fiction & fantasy line under the John Joseph Adams/HMH banner. The first three titles in the line -- reissued print versions of Hugh Howey’s SHIFT, DUST, and BEACON 23 -- will be published…

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Harry Potter Play Is Officially "The Eighth Story" In the Series

J.K. Rowling's two-part play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is now officially described as "the eighth story in the Harry Potter series." In a posting on Pottermore, Rowling provides a synopsis of the story, which picks up 19 years after the books ended (at the time of the epilogue on…

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Sally Kim has joined Putnam as vp, editorial director, moving over from Touchstone, where she held the same position. Putnam and Dutton president Ivan Held said in the announcement: "Sally is the perfect person to both help carry on Putnam's bestselling tradition and to lead our editorial team in the…

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