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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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Harper Expands Spanish-Language Publishing, Licenses Lee's Watchman

In the vein of their new Harper Germany publishing line, HarperCollins has created Harper Iberica to publish in Spain and Portugal, and Harper Espanol to publish Spanish-language books in North and South America. Larry Downs is svp and publisher for Harper Espanol, which will publish approximately 50 books a year,…

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Paula Deen Books to Return This Fall, Distributed By HBG

Paula Deen returns to book publishing this fall, issuing her titles through Paula Deen Ventures, the company she launched in early 2014 with backing from Najafi Media. The company announced an agreement with Hachette Book Group to sell and distribute her titles throughout the world. The first planned new title…

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Another Found Manuscript: Dr. Seuss's What Pet Should I Get?

In the fall of 2013 the late Ted Geisel's widow Audrey and the author's longtime secretary and friend Claudia Prescott rediscovered an original unpublished manuscript and sketches -- along with other materials -- first found shortly after Ted's death in 1991, while cleaning his office space. Random House Children's will publish the rediscovered WHAT…

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Forthcoming: Tor.com's List, and Not the Watchman Cover

The Tor.com publishing imprint announced last May will begin publishing 3 to 4 titles a month starting in September. A blog post introduces six of their early titles, as senior editor Lee Harris writes: "We've been working hard to find some great novellas to launch our line, and we’ve been…

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Director of order management at Simon & Schuster Francine Leinheiser will retire on February 27 after more than 38 years with the company, and 12 years in her current position. In a statement, vp, distribution & fulfillment Dave Schaeffer praised Leinheiser as "a true Simon & Schuster lifer," adding: "We…

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