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At Penguin Group's Portfolio, Sentinel, and Current imprints, Kristen Gastler has been hired as a senior publicist (she was at Doubleday). Margot Stamas has moved over to the group as a publicist from Putnam and Riverhead; Christy D'Agostini has been promoted to senior publicist; and Jacquelynn Burke has been promoted…

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People: Kendall to Lead Mulholland

Joshua Kendall will join Little, Brown on May 29 as the new editorial director of their Mulholland Books suspense fiction imprint, reporting to Judy Clain. Previously Kendall was senior editor at Viking/Penguin, and fills the slot vacated by John Schoenfelder, who left to work for film producer Scott Rudin. At…

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Briefs: Tattered Cover Plans Denver Airport Expansion; Ex-Goldman Sachs Op-Ed Writer Shops Book Deal; And More

Tattered Cover Bookstore is in negotiations to open several additional outlets in Denver International Airport. "Yes, we're hoping to," owner and founder Joyce Meskis told CBS4. "It's in the hands of the city at this point." She added that Tattered Cover would work with Hudson News and take over various…

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Jeremy Lin Will Wait for A Book Deal

Following unclear reports from earlier last week on whether or not there has been active solicitation for a book deal for New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, over the weekend there was a clarifying statement from agent Richard Abate--who was working with Lin's management in preliminary fashion, but is not…

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Upcoming: Final Wheel of Time Book Set for January 2013; Harper Gets Knox Memoir; Lin Shopping Memoir (Or Not)

Tor will release THE MEMORY OF LIGHT, the final novel in the Wheel of Time series begun by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson, on January 8, 2013, calling the book "one of the most important titles Tor will ever publish." As has been widely reported, Harper will publish…

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Books In the Making: NYT Reads Condoleeza Rice Memoir Early; SEAL Book Presents Alternate Account of Bin Laden Death; and More

The NYT got a copy of Condoleeza Rice's memoir NO HIGHER HONOR a week before its November 1 publication by Crown, revealing that she clashed "repeatedly" with vice president Dick Cheney and defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and "at one point even threatened to resign when she felt circumvented." That confrontation…

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Knox Activity

Amanda Knox's grandmother Elisabeth Huff tells the Telegraph that approaches for book representation and deals began almost immediately: "I had an insane man come to me yesterday to talk to me about book deals. What an insane idea. That is totally crazy, the girl was not even home yet, we…

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Briefs: Celebrities and Their Ghostwriters; Stieg Larsson's Partner; and More

For some reason the NYT thinks it's news that celebrities use ghostwriters, but with the Kardashian sisters set to release a novel they "wrote" after Snooki's ghostwritten novel hit the bestseller lists earlier this year, there's the news peg for you. It's also interesting that Atria's Judith Curr traces the…

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People

Agent Leigh Feldman has left Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman, where she worked for 20 years, to join Writers House, starting next month. Feldman says in the announcement, "I'm so lucky to have had the experience of working with Liz and Chuck for the last 20 years. Liz was a wonderful mentor…

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People, Etc.

Alex Littlefield has joined Basic Books as associate editor. He was assistant editor at Grove/Atlantic. Anna Termine has been promoted to senior licensing manager at Sage Publications and Corwin Press. She has been at the company for six years. According to SF Weekly, former San Francisco Chronicle books editor Oscar…

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