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Lisa Erickson returns to the Crown Publishing Group as associate director of marketing for Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books (she has been at Little, Brown); Alaina Waagner recently joined the group as marketing manager (moving over from Random House). Ursula Cary has left Rodale Books, where she was a…

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People, Etc.

At Penguin Books, Victoria Savanh has been promoted to assistant editor. At BlueBottleBiz, Mike Conner has been promoted to chief evangelist, where he will spearhead the company's member adoption while overseeing his pre-existing sales team. At Westwood Creative Artists, Stephanie Thompson has joined as office manager and literary assistant to…

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People, Etc.

At Simon & Schuster, Tracy Nelson has been promoted to director, retail field sales, and Caitlin Nalven has been promoted to national account manager handling Baker & Taylor, Ingram and Perma-Bound for children's publishing. Hannah Fergesen has joined KT Literary as an agent, representing speculative adult, young adult, and middle grade…

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Martha Rago has been appointed to the newly created position of executive creative director, Random House Children's Books,reporting to Judith Haut, as the children's art departments are united. Isabel Warren-Lynch, executive art director for the Knopf, Delacorte, Crown, and Wendy Lamb Books imprints, and her team, will report to Rago,…

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More Watchman Sales Info

Further to HarperCollins' announcement on Monday that Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman had sold over 1.1 million units in North America since going on sale on July 14, Nielsen Bookscan posted their data on print sales Wednesday. The service recorded just over 761,000 print copies of the hardcover sold…

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Briefs: WATCHMAN Opening Week Sales; Entitle Shuts Down; and More

HarperCollins announced that Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman sold more than 1.1 million units in North America since going on sale last Tuesday, with 3.3 million copies now in print. (Earlier Penguin Random House UK indicated Watchman had sold 105,000 copies in its first day on sale.) Subscription service Entitle…

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Watchman Stats and Stories

We'll try to keep this as brief as possible. Barnes & Noble announced Wednesday that sales of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman "at its bookstores nationwide have surpassed first day sales of all other adult trade fiction books in its company history, including Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, the…

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Man Asian Literary Prize winner for the novel Please Look After Mom Shin Kyung-sook admitted that her short story "Legend," published in a 1996 collection, copies from a work by the late Yukio Mishima. "As I compared the sentences I couldn't believe it myself," she told the Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper.…

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Paul Crichton is leaving Simon & Schuster Children's, where he is vp, executive director of publicity, on June 27, after more than nine years. Crichton plans to "to take some time off this summer and literally travel around the world as he mulls the next steps in his career." President…

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Softer Early Sales Figures For Clinton's HARD CHOICES

Several news reports in advance of Wednesday's full Nielsen Bookscan count, offer premature judgments about the opening sales figures for Hillary Clinton's HARD CHOICES. BuzzFeed reports, based on the Barnes & Noble sales feed managed by Bookscan, that the book topped Barnes & Noble's bestseller list with "just over 24,000 hardcover…

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