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Kelly Joseph will join McClelland & Stewart on December 5 in the newly-created position of publishing manager, reporting to Jared Bland. In her new role, Joseph will will undertake the development of a new publishing initiative for fiction in translation, and take on administration of the division's poetry program. Joseph…

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People: Gibson to Grove Atlantic, and More

George Gibson, whose job as publishing director at Bloomsbury US is being eliminated, will join Grove Atlantic as executive editor in January. CEO Morgan Entrekin says in the announcement that "everyone at Grove Atlantic is thrilled." He notes, "George is admired here and around the world as a brilliant, gracious, passionate…

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Radhika Jones has joined the New York Times as editorial director, books, reporting to Pamela Paul. Previously Jones was at Time Magazine, the last three years as deputy managing editor. In her new role, Jones will oversee all review coverage in The Times, both from The Times's staff critics, and…

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UK literary agent Carole Blake died Tuesday night, announced online by her agency Blake Friedmann: "It is with huge sadness that we must share the news that our beloved mentor, colleague and friend Carole Blake died last night. The loss of such an incredible woman so soon is not something…

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People: Young Named Canongate Chairman, and More

Former ceo of Orion (and before that ceo of Hachette Book Group USA) David Young will become chairman of Canongate Books in January. He takes over from Christopher Bland, who is retiring after 22 years in the position. CEO Jamie Byng says in the announcement, "David Young is someone who…

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At Chronicle Books, Melissa Manlove and Naomi Kristen have both been promoted to senior editor, children's. Scholarly publisher Emerald has hired Philippa Grand, PhD as editorial director, social science books and publisher, sociology, criminology & social policy. Pete Baker runs their scholarly and professional business, finance and economics books division, Jenny McCall…

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At Putnam, Ashley Hewlett has been promoted to publicity manager, while Elena Hershey moves up to senior publicist. Melissa Ceraso has been named editor in mathematics and the natural sciences, and Jason Simon has been hired as senior web developer for Choice, the reviews publication from the Association of College and…

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Emma Dries has joined Ecco as an assistant editor. She was an editorial assistant at Knopf Doubleday. At Pegasus Books, Katie McGuire has been promoted to assistant editor. Kristin Dulaney has joined Macmillan Children's as executive director of subsidiary rights. She was at Little Brown Children's. Michelle Yandre joined BlueBottleBiz recently as PR manager. Longtime…

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Pocket senior editor Abby Zidle will move over to Gallery Books Group marketing team as associate director of marketing. Shelby Howick has been promoted to associate publicist in the Grand Central publicity group. In obituaries, novelist and son of John Steinbeck, Thomas Steinbeck died last Thursday, at age 72. And founder of…

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Longtime Norton editor James L. Mairs, 77, died July 26 of heart failure, while also battling leukemia and Parkinson's disease. Mairs first joined Norton as a traveling college sales representative in 1963 and rose through the ranks, promoted to vice president in 1970 and a company director in 1973. Mairs…

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