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People: Lucas to Lead NBF

Lisa Lucas, 36, the publisher of arts magazine Guernica, will become executive director of the National Book Foundation, starting March 14. She tells the NYT, "Readers are everything, readers are everyone. It should be about building one big massive audience that’s reflective of where we live." She adds, "The practice…

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Chelsey Emmelhainz will join Skyhorse on February 8 as an editor acquiring for both the Skyhorse and Arcade imprints. Previously she was an associate editor at William Morrow. Cindy Ratzlaff has joined S&S imprint North Star Way as director of brand development, reporting to Michele Martin. Previously she was president…

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People: On David Hartwell

Longtime Tor editor David Hartwell, 74, died on Wednesday from head trauma suffered in a fall. As Tor notes, he was nominated for the Hugo Award 41, winning the awards for Best Professional Editor in 2006 and Best Editor Long Form in 2008 and 2009, as well as editing Nebula and…

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Amistad Press founder Charles F. Harris, 81, died December 16. Harris began his career at Doubleday in the 1950s and also worked at Random House and Howard University Press before founding Amistad in 1986, which he sold to HarperCollins in 1999 (and stayed with until 2003.) The NYT covers the…

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At the Random House Publishing Group, Sanyu Dillon, Theresa Zoro, Susan Kamil, and Scott Shannon have all been promoted to executive vice president -- comprising the executive leadership team, along with existing evps Bill Takes and Kara Welsh (whose announcement as publisher Ballantine Bantam Dell was noted Thursday) . RHPG president and…

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Tara Parsons will join Touchstone as editor-in-chief on January 4, reporting to Susan Moldow. Previously she was editorial director, fiction at Amazon Publishing. Moldow said in the announcement: "Tara's range of commercial acquisitions combined with the unique experiences she has gained from working within an array of publishing models will…

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People: Helen Brann Dies, and More

Literary agent Helen Wetmore Brann, 82, died suddenly on Monday of complications from cancer. In July, Brann "entered into a success plan" with ICM. She started her agency in 1974 -- among the first women to open her own agency -- after working at the Sterling Lord Agency. Over her career she had represented…

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Peter Garabedian will retire from Macmillan at the end of the year, after joining the company in 2000 as COO. Dan Schwartz has been promoted to the new position of svp, finance and strategy, and "will drive the divisional strategy process, oversee the data science team, and have responsibility for the US finance organization." Esther Kim is…

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People: Henning Mankell Dies, and More

Henning Mankell, 67, author of Kurt Wallander series of detective novels and over 40 works of fiction and theater, died Monday from complications of neck and lung cancer. Mankell's crime novels sold more than 40 million copies around the world and were filmed as series for Swedish TV and the…

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People, Etc.: A New Trump Book for Threshold

Donald Trump will publish a new book, currently untitled, with Threshold Editions on October 27. Consistent with his presidential campaign, "Trump will outline how a crippled America could be restored to greatness," the publisher reports. "The book will explore Trump's view on key issues including the economy, big CEO salaries and taxes,…

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