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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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At Macmillan, Nora Flaherty has been promoted to the expanded role of vp, client publisher sales and distribution. She will oversee the entire third-party distribution area including sales, operations, business development and distribution. Diana Gill will join Tor/Forge as executive editor. Previously she was executive editor at Berkley's Ace and Roc imprints. Amy…

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People: Tor/Forge Expands, Martin Levin Dies at 97

As part of a "plan for growth" at Tor/Forge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden has been promoted to associate publisher, Tor Books, while Devi Pillai also joins Tor as associate publisher, moving over from Orbit, where she was editorial director. In addition, Linda Quinton has been promoted to publisher, Forge Books. The company…

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Briefs: Johnson's Book on Shakespeare Delayed or Cancelled, and More

Newly appointed UK foreign secretary and Brexit campaign leader Boris Johnson's forthcoming book on Shakespeare, scheduled for release on November 15 from Hodder & Stoughton and Riverhead, will not be published this year, and may not be published at all according to the Daily Mail. They report Johnson "is believed…

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Dorling Kindersley cfo Stephen Twilliger will move to Rodale on August 8 as their evp and cfo, reporting to ceo Maria Rodale. In the announcement Rodale notes a planned expansion in children's books: "His deep experience in book publishing and children's publishing, a key launch area for us in 2017; strong leadership and communication…

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Jeff Kehoe has been promoted to executive editor at Harvard Business Review Press. Rachel Hecht is leaving Mary Anne Thompson Associates after seven years as children's and YA scout, to launch Rachel Hecht Children's Scouting on July 1. Rachel Crawford has returned to New York from Australia to join Wolf Literary…

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Michelle Howry will join Hachette Books as executive editor on July 11. Previously she was executive editor at Touchstone. Laurie Chittenden has moved over to St. Martin's Press as executive editor from Thomas Dunne Books, where she held the same position. Rhea Lyons will join Rodale as subsidiary rights director…

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