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Shawna Mullen will join Abrams as associate publisher, adult trade on December 15, reporting to Michael Sand. Previously she was executive editor at Taunton Press and before then, editorial director at Clarkson Potter, where she helped launch the Potter Craft imprint. PEN announced a new PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize to support…

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Vanessa Mobley is moving to Little, Brown as executive editor, starting December 1, reporting to Judy Clain. She had been an executive editor at Crown. Jon Pott, vp, editor-in-chief of of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015. He first joined the company in…

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Jill Smith has been appointed director of the Denver Publishing Institute, effective January 1, 2015. Smith has worked at the Institute since 2003 and is currently co-director. She succeeds Joyce Meskis, who is retiring as director after seven years (though she will keep her responsibilities at Tattered Cover Bookstore.) Rayhane Sanders…

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Meredith McGinnis will join Norton's trade department on December 3 in the newly-created position of director of marketing, responsible for creating strategy, determining priorities and procedures, and overseeing all aspects of marketing initiatives, both traditional and digital, for the entire trade list. She was most recently director of marketing at Harmony…

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Erin Stein will join Macmillan Children's Publishing Group as publisher of a new, yet-to-be-named new imprint on December 1, reporting to Jon Yaged. Her imprint will focus on branded publishing and new content creation, as well as acquiring original commercial fiction and picture books. Previously she was editorial director of branded, licensed, and…

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Promotions At Workman After moving up to ceo of Workman Publishing five months ago and relocating to New York in October, Dan Reynolds has announced a number of promotions and new assignments, part of his work to shape how "we could all work together in a way that was most productive, efficient,…

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Courtney Young will join Riverhead in December as executive editor. She has been senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked previously at Penguin's Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. Jessica Wong will join Nelson Books as senior acquisitions editor on November 24, filling the role previously held by Joel Miller. Lisa Kaufman will step…

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Rachel Lodi joins Penguin Children's as associate digital publicist. She was at Palgrave Macmillan. Ronald J. Domanico has joined the board of Books A Million. He recently retired from HD Supply, where he was svp and chief financial officer. Former Bertelsmann ceo Thomas Middelhoff, 61, was found guilty of 27…

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Corporate: Opening Sales of Over 1 Million for Wimpy Kid, and PRH Launches Audio App

Abrams reports another strong opening week of sales for the latest Jeff Kinney book, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL. CEO Michael Jacobs says in the release sales "out of the gate have been exceptional and are accelerating briskly.  Already more than 1 million copies have sold in…

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Cutbacks At Nook Include Executive Ranks

Barnes & Noble's Nook division has eliminated an unspecified number of jobs as the company continues to manage costs in anticipation of a spinoff of Nook Media (or parts thereof) some time next year. The layoffs include three executives: Longtime team member Theresa Horner, vp, digital content and general manager of…

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