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At Basic Books, TJ Kelleher has been promoted to vp, editorial director, sciences. In addition, Dan Gerstle has been promoted to editor and Leah Stecher moves up to assistant editor. At FSG, Emily Bell has been promoted to editor, while Christopher Richards has been promoted to associate editor. Penguin Random…

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Briefs

Following Macmillan ceo John Sargent's indication that they will, with some reluctance, "test subscription in the coming weeks," Oyster announced that their collection now includes over 1,000 titles published by Bloomsbury. Harper UK has disclosed their annual results for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Sales fell to £179 million, down…

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People

Kara Sargent will join Little, Brown Children's as executive editorial director, Brand, Licensed, and Media Tie-in Publishing on January 5th. Previously she was editorial director at Simon & Schuster Children's, overseeing Simon Spotlight. Group director of domestic rights at HarperCollins Bob Spizer will leave the company at the end of January…

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People: Reich to Retire from PGW

Perseus Books Group ceo David Steinberger announced to employees on Tuesday that president of Publishers Group West Susan Reich plans to retire on March 31 (and will remain in that role until her retirement). Reich was president and COO of Avalon for 10 years before it was acquired by Perseus,…

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People

Stephen Barbara will move to Inkwell Management on January 5 after six years at Foundry Literary + Media, and he will be followed by all 50 of his clients. He says in the announcement, "It's an agency I've long admired, and I couldn't miss the chance to work with such a world-class group of authors'…

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People, Etc.

Founder and former ceo of Quercus Mark Smith will join Bonnier Publishing as ceo of fiction, for both adult and children's books. His company Zaffre Publishing is being absorbed into the group, for "an undisclosed fee." The Zaffre business will be expanded, focusing on women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, crime, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror and fiction…

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People, Etc.

At Simon & Schuster, Brit Hvide has been promoted to associate editor. Sarah Bloxham has left Bonnier Publishing UK, where she was publisher of Weldon Owen, and is "available for work on a permanent, contract or consultancy basis." She can be reached at bloxham.sarah@googlemail.com. Barbara Casey has joined Strategic Media Books as partner,…

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People, Etc.

Suzanne Donahue will leave Simon & Schuster, where she is vp, associate publisher, on December 27. She had held that position for the past two years, and before then was associate publisher at Free Press from 1997 through 2012. S&S publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement: "In the past two years,…

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People, Etc.

At  Simon & Schuster Children's, Nick Elliot has been promoted to assistant marketing manager. Chronicle Books will handle sales and distribution for UK-based illustrated books publisher Quadrille Publishing in North America, starting with the fall 2015 season. Quadrille plans to hire a  US-based marketing and publicity executive and expects to publish approximately 20…

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People, Etc.: Durham to Leave Amazon

Publisher of adult trade and children's at Amazon Publishing Daphne Durham will leave the company on January 16, PW reports, and will be replaced by head of global marketing for the publishing division Mikyla Bruder, who will serve as publisher for Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, Skyscape, Lake Union, 47North and Jet…

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