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Scholastic announced a number of recent promotions. Emily Clement has been promoted to editor, Arthur A. Levine Books, while Marisa Polansky moves up to editor, Nonfiction. Celia Lee has been promoted to editor, Cartwheel Books, while Samantha Swank moves up to assistant editor. Finally, Beth Noble has been promoted to…

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Ingram Content Group parent company Ingram Industries is adding two new directors to the privately-held company's board. One is Brian Napack, currently senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners (and former president of Macmillan); the other is Nashville-area executive Beth Chase, founder and ceo of c3/consulting. Ingram's other main operating unit…

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Andy Dodds will join Grand Central Publishing as associate director of publicity on September 2. Previously he was associate director of publicity at William Morrow. Brette Dorris has joined Ingram Content Group as senior sales representative for public and school libraries in the Midwest. Previously he was a sales representative…

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Ananth Padmanabhan has been appointed chief executive officer of HarperCollins India, reporting to Charlie Redmayne. Padmanabhan has been svp, sales at Penguin Random House in India. He starts at the beginning of October, after current ceo P.M. Sukumar steps aside. The company also announced the formation of a new HarperCollins India…

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Liz Esman has joined Crown as senior publicist, Crown, Hogarth, Broadway Books and Tim Duggan Books. Previously she was a publicist at HarperCollins. In addition, Morgan Carattini has been promoted to publishing manager for Crown, Archetype, Hogarth, Broadway Books, Tim Duggan Books, and Three Rivers Press. The Ransom Center at…

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Gene Taft will join Johns Hopkins University Press as publicity manager for the Books division on September 1, succeeding Kathy Alexander, who will retire October 2. Taft was formerly vp, assistant publisher at PublicAffairs and spent the past decade running his own publicity firm, Gene Taft PR. At Scribner, Kyle…

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At the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Jennifer Rofe has been promoted to senior agent. Marissa Litak has joined Sourcebooks as an assistant publicist. Previously, she was editorial assistant at Rhetoric Society Quarterly. The new issue of Poets & Writers magazine has Michael Szczerban interviewing at length 37 Ink founder Dawn Davis: "The…

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New Leadership for Harper India

CEO of Harper India P.M. Sukumar "has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests," the parent company announced. "A replacement will be named in the coming weeks" they said, and "Sukumar will be involved in the transition of the business." In other transitions, Harper India will report to Harper UK ceo Charlie…

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Nicole Tourtelot will join DeFiore and Company as an agent. She was most recently an agent at Kuhn Projects. Former Hachette Book Group CIO Ralph Munsen has joined GroupM, the media buying unit of advertising conglomerate WPP, as managing partner and global head of development. HBG is looking for a new CIO.

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The Wylie Agency is launching a new venture, The Wylie Agency España, with Cristóbal Pera overseeing the new unit, starting in September. Pera previously spent more than a decade at Penguin Random House Mexico, where he was most recently editorial director. Quarto will launch a new children's book imprint, Seagrass Press, in fall…

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