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People, Etc.

ICM Partners promoted Rich Green to head of media rights (which sells book-to-film rights). He joined the agency in 2014. Co-heads of the publishing department Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg and fellow board member Kevin Crotty said in the announcement: "Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in all formats.…

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Bookselling: Amazon NYC, BN's New CEO Speaks, and More

Every time Amazon opens a new bookstore they invite the local press to a preview and receive glowing write-ups that all read pretty much the same as the stories that ran in the previous cities. But the opening of their first New York City store on Thursday at Columbus Circle,…

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NEH Chair Resigns As Organization is Forced to Budget For Its Closure

NEH chairman William D. Adams resigned on Tuesday after less than three years leading the organization. With funding recently reaffirmed for the current fiscal year, Adams was able to say in his statement, "We're encouraged that Congress and the President increased our funding for the current year and that the White…

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CBS chief executive Les Moonves, 67, has extended his contract and is now expected to run the company through June 2021 -- after which he can serve as a senior adviser for five years, with an option to set up a production company with CBS's support. Chip Rolley joined PEN…

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At Doubleday, John Pitts has been promoted to vice president and executive director of marketing. Judy Jacoby has been named vice president and creative marketing director. Lauren Weber has been promoted to assistant marketing director, while Sarah Engelmann moves up to marketing manager. Michael Barrs will join Hachette Books as…

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Picks: Library Reads, and More

Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders tops the June Library Reads list. The novel is also excerpted in our Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer sampler, available for download now. The rest of the list features: Silver Silence, by Nalini Singh The Waking Land, by Callie Bates Down Among The Sticks And Bones, by Seanan…

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Bookselling Briefs: Amazon 13, Helping Carmichael's, and More

Amazon has leased its 13th known bookstore in a 5,227-square-foot space in Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles, according to permits filed earlier this month. (Word of a fourteenth store in Georgetown has been reported informally by the landlord but not the company.) Amazon has not formally announced the store, or provided a date…

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At Random House, Michelle Jasmine has been promoted to assistant director of publicity, while Allyson Lord moves up to associate publicist. Tanusri Prasanna has joined Foundry Literary + Media, moving from Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency, building her list in children's books and selectively representing adult literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Former Clarkson Potter…

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Bookselling Notes and Beyond: Indies, Amazon and More

Owner of WORD bookstores Christine Onorati has an "open letter" of interest posted at Melville House's website. She writes because, "I believe that we are at a crossroads in our industry, and, for the first time, I'm genuinely worried for our future. I think that we need to start brainstorming new…

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The Full Buzz Books Young Adult Roster

Yesterday we listed the complete roster of 40 great adult authors and excerpts packed into our new free ebook Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter sampler, and today we're proud to feature all of the young adult authors and excerpts in Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult: Fall/Winter. Since we first launched YA as its…

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