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Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of culinary digital editorial director. She will be working from the New York office with the culinary marketing, editorial, and digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter.

Elyse Turr has been named sales and marketing manager at Shire Publications and Old House Books, part of the Osprey Group. She was formerly an assistant marketing manager at Oxford University Press.

Mike Salisbury has joined Yates & Yates as associate literary agent. Most recently he was marketing director of trade books at David Cook.

At David R. Godine, David Goldberg has been named director of sales and marketing. Previously he was a sales representative at W.W. Norton. In addition, Megan Sullivan has joined as publicity manager. Previously she was an assistant editor at America's Test Kitchen.

Julie Miesionczek has left Viking to become an independent editor. She can be reached at

Ingram's CoreSource will handle digital distribution for New York University Press, Penn State University Press, University Press of Kansas, Ohio University Press, and the University Press of Mississippi.

The Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be presented to E.L. Doctorow at the National Book Festival in August.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo revealed in his 2013 tax return that the first advance for his memoir, which HarperCollins will publish in August, was $188,333 -- and he paid approximately $35,000 of that to Robert Barnett at Williams & Connolly for legal work and representation.

The unauthorized biography of Cuomo that Michael Shnayerson is writing for Grand Central is now set for publication in February 2015 (instead of November 2014). Originally called The Son Also Rises, it is now titled The Contender: