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At National Geographic Books, Hilary Black has been promoted to deputy editor, taking on a larger strategic and managerial role in acquisitions and positioning. In addition, Bridget English has been promoted to senior editor and Anne Smyth has been appointed as a full-time project manager. Karen Fink has joined Putnam…

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Obituaries Longtime Knopf editor, translator, and director of foreign rights Carol Brown Janeway, 71, died early Monday morning at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, two weeks after being diagnosed with late-stage cancer. Janeway joined Knopf in March 1970 and over 45 years at the publishing house she was, as Sonny Mehta noted in…

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Ann Rule, 84, author of more than 35 bestselling true crime books including The Stranger Beside Me and Small Sacrifices, died July 26 in Seattle from heart failure. Simon & Schuster president & ceo Carolyn Reidy said in a statement: "By deciding to focus her books on the victim, Ann…

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People: E.L. Doctorow Dies

E.L. Doctorow, 84, author of critically admired and award-winning novels such as Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, died Tuesday in Manhattan from complications of lung cancer. Before turning to fiction full-time, Doctorow worked as an editor at NAL and then Dial Press (where he became editor-in-chief). Among the many honors Doctorow…

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Marjorie Braman, 60, died July 2 at her home in Taghkanic, NY of complications from breast cancer. She began her 26 years in publishing as an editorial assistant and worked her way up to svp, publishing director at HarperCollins and then vp, editor-in-chief at Henry Holt. She has worked as…

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The Walker Books Group has hired Lucy Pleydell-Pearce for the new global role of senior group and intercompany sales manager, starting July 6. She will "manage the intercompany sales flow for books originating in each territory that publish within the group, including monitoring release timings and enhancing group communication across all publishing…

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Kim Shannon has been promoted to vp, director, retail sales at Penguin Random House. Awards The Carnegie Medal was awarded to Tanya Landman for Buffalo Soldier, while the Greenaway Medal was given to William Grill for Shackleton's Journey, which he wrote and illustrated. Grill is the youngest prize winner (at…

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BEA reported attendance data for the recent show in New York, and the numbers were consistent with the last couple of years. Professional attendance was down 1.2 percent, at 10,832 people (down by 133); with exhibitors included, overall attendance was up 5.2 percent, with 20,895 people. Will Heyward has joined Penguin Press…

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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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At Ten Speed Press, Erin Welke has been promoted to associate publicity & marketing manager while Daniel Wikey moves up to associate marketing manager. At St. Martin's, John Nicholas has been promoted to associate marketing manager. Kait Heacock has joined The Feminist Press as publicist. She was previously publicist at…

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