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At Macmillan, Holly Ruck has been promoted to international sales manager, focusing on the open market. Tara Shanahan has joined HMH Children's as senior publicity manager; she was previously at Penguin Children's. Alex Hedley will take over as New Zealand publisher for HarperCollins, filling the role vacated by Finlay Macdonald. Hedley has been…

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Hachette Reorganizes Sales Following Perseus Purchase

Hachette Book Group announced a reorganization of their sales department internally this week, following the Perseus acquisition but also influenced by "recent major changes in the retail/wholesale landscape." The company said the "changes will allow us to sell HBG's wide range of excellent books in the most effective ways, across the…

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People: Tor/Forge Expands, Martin Levin Dies at 97

As part of a "plan for growth" at Tor/Forge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden has been promoted to associate publisher, Tor Books, while Devi Pillai also joins Tor as associate publisher, moving over from Orbit, where she was editorial director. In addition, Linda Quinton has been promoted to publisher, Forge Books. The company…

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North Atlantic Books executive director and publisher Doug Reil will step down after nine years with the company and three years in his current role. Succeeding Reil as interim publisher is Tim McKee, who said in the announcement: "I am excited to continue North Atlantic Books' dynamic tradition of publishing cutting-edge…

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Jackie Engel will join Little, Brown Children's as vp, associate publisher on August 1, reporting to Megan Tingley. Previously she was vp, group sales director at Penguin Children's, and in her new role, Engel will focus on list positioning and marketing strategy, new business development, and digital publishing. At Simon &…

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Danielle Crabtree has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books. At Glitterati, Brandon Schultz has been promoted to associate publisher. Allison Sundstrom has joined Sourcebooks as graphic designer. Previously, she was packaging and production designer at FibreCraft. Politics and Prose bookstore has…

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President of Brazil's Grupo Editorial Record Sérgio Machado, 68, died on Wednesday of complications from surgery last November, Publish news reports. He ran the publisher since 1991, following the death of his father, Alfredo Machado. His sister and partner Sonia Machado Jardim takes over as president of the company. Two of his daughters work…

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At Franklin & Siegal Associates, Danny Yanez has been promoted to director of adult scouting. In addition, both Nicole Sohl and Joshua LaMorey have joined as literary scouts. Sohl was most recently associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books and Macmillan Entertainment, while LaMorey was previously a literary scout at Barbara…

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People: New Executives for Doubleday Canada and McClelland & Stewart

Jared Bland has been named to the new role of publisher, McClelland & Stewart. He has been arts editor at the Globe & Mail since 2014, after joining the paper the year before as books editor (and was an editor at House of Anansi Press before then). One-time president and publisher…

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Matt Mullin has joined Ingram's Lightning Source as key accounts sales manager in their New York office. Previously, he was at The Reading Room and before that at Barnes & Noble. Rachel Poloski has joined Random House Children's as editor. Previously she was an associate editor for Disney Publishing's Marvel…

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