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At Workman, Kate Travers has been promoted to director, digital business and operations, overseeing all e-commerce and merchandising efforts related to Workman.com and PageADay.com, as well as acting as the liaison to all divisions and distribution partners for merchandising and promotional opportunities. Travers reports to Andrea Flack-Nisbet, while Anthony Foti…

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People, Etc.

Will Lippincott is leaving Lippincott Massie McQuilkin at the end of the year, writing that he is "eager to find new paths—in life, certainly, and in what I want to achieve professionally." He notes, "If there’s a through-line to my own narrative in publishing and media over twenty years it’s found…

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People, Awards, Etc.

Grace Ross has joined Regal Hoffmann & Associates as agency assistant and junior agent. She was at the Denise Shannon Literary Agency. Claire McLaughlin has joined Little Bird as assistant publicist. Nobel Prize week starts October 3 and runs through October 10. The prize for literature is traditionally announced on…

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At Crown Business, Talia Krohn has been promoted to executive editor, while Mary Choteborsky Reynics moves up to executive editor for that imprint as well as for Crown Forum and Convergent. Derek Reed has been promoted to editor for all three imprints. Also, after saying in 2014 the company would discontinue…

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People, Etc.

Cara Bedick joins Touchstone as senior editor beginning Monday. Previously she was a senior editor at William Morrow. Anna Knutson Geller has left The Book Group to found Write View, a literary agency with an emphasis on spirituality, practical nonfiction, and inspirational memoir. Amy Vreeland has joined Abrams as senior…

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People, Etc.

Vp, business development at Diversion Books Mary Cummings will leave the company next month. Diversion has hired Caroline Acebo as acquisition editor, EverAfter Romance. Previously she was editor at Grand Central's Forever imprint. In addition, Christine Saunders has joined as publicist. Most recently she headed her own company, Christine Saunders Public Relations.…

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Zecher Resigns As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO

Five years after joining the company and leading it through its final restructuring and an IPO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ceo Linda Zecher has resigned -- apparently dismissed by a restless board. Current board member L. Gordon Crovitz will serve as interim ceo while a search is conducted for a new…

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At Crown Children's, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher. Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director,…

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People, Etc.: O'Leary to Head BISG

Following the abrupt departure of Mark Kuyper after less than a year with the organization, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has hired longtime consultant Brian O'Leary to serve as executive director, beginning October 3. BISG Chair Tara Catogge says in the announcement, "Over nearly two decades as a consultant, he has worked…

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Amanda Bergeron moves to Berkley as executive editor on September 26. She has been at Morrow/Avon for the past 8 years. Natasha Fairweather will leave United Agents and join Rogers, Coleridge & White in October, where she will also join the board. Joan Strasbaugh has joined The Experiment as senior editor. Becky Herrick has joined Skyhorse as editor…

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