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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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Briefs: September Costco Pick; Amis Breaks with German, French Publishers; Maze Runner Movie

The September Pennie's Pick at Costco is The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, by Sophie Hannah. The Guardian reported that two of Martin Amis's longstanding international publishers -- Hanser in Germany, and Gallimard in France -- declined to publish his newest novel, The Zone of Interest, set in a fictionalized…

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Fall Books

New York Magazine's list of 57 Books to Read This Fall (from this week's issue) is online now, joining recent "fall preview" lists and stories from the AP, Huffington Post (they picked 27), and Flavorwire's 25 Must Read Books for fall. Bigger still, as noted previously, are our own new monthly…

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People, Etc.

Books-A-Million has hired James Phelps as vp of eCommerce, responsible for "executing the vision, branding, merchandising and marketing strategy for Booksamillion.com." Phelps has worked for retailers including HSN, Kohl’s, and Brookstone. At Red Wheel/Weiser Books and Conari Press, Kim Ehart has been promoted to assistant editor, while Michael Alexander has been promoted to production…

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Briefs: NPR to Announce National Book Award Finalists; Fall Previews Begin

The National Book Awards will announce its finalists on NPR's Morning Edition at 8:40 PM on October 15. Books & Books owner and co-founder of Miami Book Fair Mitchell Kaplan will make the announcement. Longtime co-owner of Village Books Dee Robinson will retire at the end of the week after…

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People, Etc.

John Loudon will join Yale University Press as consulting editor. Previously he was executive editor at Harper One in San Francisco. At St. Martin's Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to senior director of marketing, communications and audience development. CLMP will honor Graywolf Press publisher Fiona McCrae for leadership and achievement…

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Writer's Digest Tries Self-Publishing Again With BookBaby; RosettaBooks Expands Into Print; and More

Writer's Digest quietly severed ties with Author Solutions, which provided the back-end to its self-publishing service Abbott Press , earlier this year. Now the company has teamed up with BookBaby for a different self-publishing program under the name Blue Ash Publishing. The new program takes pain to distinguish itself from…

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People, Etc.

At St. Martin's Press, Dori Weintraub has returned full time to the publicity department as vp, publicity, with an enhanced and expanded role working on a wide array of fiction and nonfiction across all teams. Weintraub, most recently vp, marketing, communications & audience development, will report to Tracey Guest, who…

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