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People, Etc.

Library of America president Cheryl Hurley will retire at the end of 2017, and publisher Max Rudin will succeed her. Current cfo Daniel Baker will become chief operating officer, and lon-time editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien will also retire at the end of 2017. He will continue as consulting editor, and the LOA will…

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Cristina Garces has joined Harper Design as editor. Previously, she was associate editor for Abrams. Sanford J. Greenburger has hired Mary Kate Skehan as senior scout (she has been assistant manager of sub rights at Norton), and John Bowers as scout (he was at The Bent Agency), with Hanna Masaryk promoted…

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Scholastic Finishes Good Year with Lower Quarter

Scholastic reported fiscal fourth quarter 2017 sales through May 31 of $499.6 million, down $14.2 million from a year ago, on lower sales in children's publishing and distribution and international. Operating income for the quarter was $64.2 million, up $5.8 million on increased education sales and lower costs. Children's trade…

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Briefs: eBook Retailer Suit Rejected Again; Macmillan Learning Offers New Rental Options

Defunct ebook retailers BooksOnBoard and Diesel Books lost again in court, as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing their lawsuit alleging that publishers' introduction of the agency model for ebook pricing put them out of business. The Appeals Court wrote: "Based on the undisputed…

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New Barnes & Noble ceo Demos Parneros continues to pus his mark on the company's executive ranks with the hiring of a new vp, real estate development, James Lampassi, who starts July 31 and reports to Parneros. (BN hired a vp, stores earlier in the month.) The company calls it…

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At Writers House, Maja Nikolic takes the new title of managing director, global licensing, continuing to oversee the international rights business. She will focus on adult fiction and non-fiction, overseeing and working closely with director of adult UK licensing Peggy Boulos Smith. Cecilia de la Campa has been promoted to…

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Former FBI director James Comey overcame his initial reluctance to write a book and has been meeting with publishers, ahead of an auction expected this week, run by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer at Javelin. Latimer tells the NYT, "It's a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed…

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Finance: BN Education Sinks, More From Bertelsmann

The stock of Barnes & Noble Education was hit hard after their fourth quarter earnings report on Wednesday morning, falling over 20 percent to a new all-time low at the end of trading on Thursday, below $8 a share -- and still falling further in the first hour on Friday.…

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Easier Access

Following the rollout of our new PM News App, announced earlier this week, we have a few updates. Most importantly, we simplified the URL to access the app: just go https://m.publishersmarketplace.com. To answer a couple of frequent questions, adding the app's icon to your home screen depends on the mobile…

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Lauren Christensen will join the books desk at the New York Times this month as a senior staff editor, editing fiction and nonfiction and overseeing visual books coverage. She was associate features editor at Harper's Bazaar. Susan Ellingwood moves over to the group in August from the Opinion section. Susan will work…

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