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People, Etc.; Kuyper Named New BISG Executive Director

The Book Industry Study Group has appointed Mark Kuyper, currently president and chief executive officer of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, as its newest executive director. Kuyper, who succeeds Len Vlahos, will start at BISG on June 15. "We were pleased to find an association veteran from within our industry…

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Former publisher at Atavist Books and Picador Frances Coady will join Aragi Inc. as a literary agent on May 28, representing both fiction and nonfiction. Fuse Literary has acquired Penumbra Literary and added its principal and owner, Jennifer Chen Tran as an associate agent. At independent publisher Sarabande Books' Brooklyn office, Kristen Radtke has been promoted to…

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Martin Barabas has joined Regan Arts as publicity manager. Most recently he worked at Ingber & Associates Talent Agency. Debra Woodward will join Red Wheel/Weiser as sales manager on June 8. She was most recently the New England sales representative for Candlewick Press. At Soho Press, Amara Hoshijo has been…

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Book publicists Kimberly Burns, Whitney Peeling, and Michael Taeckens have partnered on Broadside, specializing in publicity and marketing for publisher-backed literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as literary and mission-driven organizations and nonprofits. Each worked independently for the last several years, having most recently been employed by Random House, Perseus, and…

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Owner of Houston independent mystery bookshop Murder By the Book McKenna Jordan will join Minotaur Books as a dedicated outside publishing consultant to the imprint, a newly created role. Jordan will report to associate publisher Kelley Ragland, who will help Jordan make "her unique and successful experience in the positioning,…

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Publisher of Cleis Press and founder of Viva Editions Brenda Knight is leaving the company, citing "irreconcilable differences of vision with the new ownership." (The company was sold to Start Publishing in late 2014.) She adds, "But the authors of Cleis Press and Viva Editions are rock stars, too, and I…

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In the UK, Orion ceo and Hachette UK deputy ceo David Young has officially announced his plan to retire at the end of year. Lagardere Publishing ceo Arnaud Nourry says in part: "For me, one of the great joys of Hachette's acquisition of the Time Warner Book Group was getting to…

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At Simon & Schuster Children's, Laura DiSiena has been promoted to associate art director, Aladdin Books, while Regina Flath moves up to senior designer, Simon Pulse. Clarissa Wong has joined The Feminist Press as editor. She was previously assistant editor at Disney Publishing Worldwide. Maria Gagliano has left her position…

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Ben Platt will join Basic Books as editor. Previously he was an associate editor at Penguin Press. Chad Bunning has been named retail and operations manager for the Rizzoli Bookstore in New York, which is set to reopen at its new location at 1133 Broadway later this summer. Previously he was general…

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Philip Ruppel has joined Phaidon Press as chief operating officer. CEO Keith Fox says, "His proven track record of delivering growth through profitable innovation and enhanced digital offerings fits brilliantly with Phaidon's commitment to enhancing our brand as the world's premier fine arts publisher." Most recently he was president of McGraw-Hill Education's…

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