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Anja Schmidt has joined Oxmoor House as editorial director, reporting to Time Home Entertainment publisher Margot Schupf. Most recently she was US publisher at Kyle Books. Zack Wagman will join Ecco as executive editor on March 9. Previously he was senior editor at Crown & Hogarth. Matt Mullin will leave Nook, where he…

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Julia Pastore will join Harper One as executive editor on March 2. She has been executive editor at Demos Health, prior to which she was senior editor at Crown Archetype. Michele Cobb has joined the Audio Publishers Association as executive director. She currently owns MLC Consulting, which provides PR, sales,…

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Pearson "Completed Our Intense Two Year Restructuring"; Names PRH's Williams CFO

Pearson announced preliminary annual results Friday morning, with sales of £4.874 billion down 4 percent (but up 2 percent on a constant-exchange-rate basis) and higher operating profit of £720 million -- with lower restructuring charges but a higher tax rate, leaving  earnings down to 66.7 pence per share, compared to 70.1…

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Benjamin Lee will join Putnam and Dutton as vp, associate publisher of paperbacks, as both imprints will launch their own in-house paperback lines beginning January 2016. Lee was previously vp, associate publisher at Atria. At St. Martin's, Monique Patterson has been promoted to editorial director of romance while also continuing as executive…

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Lerner Publishing Group Acquires Egmont USA List

What seemed like a premature announcement from Egmont that it was closing its US office at the end of January after giving their "attempts to sell" the unit only four months now has further clarity. Lerner Publishing has acquired Egmont USA's list of nearly 100 titles, and will fold those…

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Kirkus Media has promoted chief operating officer Meg LaBorde Kuehn to the newly created position of ceo, continuing to report to president and publisher Mark Winkleman and co-owner Herb Simon. Winkleman said in the announcement: "It's been five years since Herb Simon and I bought Kirkus Media, and no one…

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At Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's general interest group: Helen Atsma has been hired as executive editor, starting March 16 (she was a senior editor at Grand Central) and Alex Littlefield has been hired as senior editor, starting February 26 (he was a senior editor at Basic Books). In promotions, vp, director of trade paperbacks Ken…

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In the Riverhead publicity department, Claire McGinnis has been promoted to senior publicity manager; Liz Hohenadel moves up to publicity manager; and Margaret Delaney is now associate publicist. The ABA nominated Pete Mulvihill at Green Apple Books in San Francisco to join the board, with Valerie Koehler (Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston) and Jonathon Welch (Talking…

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Sean Shoemaker will take over as president of Publishers Group West, effective April 1, after Susan Reich retires. Shoemaker has been with PGW for the past 20 years. Perseus Client Services president Mark Suchomel writes: "In addition to a strong operations and finance perspective, Sean brings to the role a keen awareness of…

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Well-known sales rep and founder of  Heinecken and Associates in 1978 Ted Heinecken will retire on February 28 from Fujii Associates (which acquired his firm in 2008). Heinecken began his bookselling career over 50 years ago, selling Oxford University Press titles in the Midwest in 1963. Workman Publishing president Carolan Workman comments, "Ted Heineken and…

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