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Hollands Diep will publish of the forthcoming books by former president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Dutch.

At Abrams, Melanie Chang has been appointed to the new role of vice president of children's marketing and publicity. Chang will oversee marketing and publicity for the Abrams Children's, Amulet, and Appleseed imprints. Liz Fithian has joined as director of franchise marketing for children's books, reporting to Melanie Chang. Previously, she was director of marketing at Macmillan. SVP and chief marketing officer Steve Tager will transition from overseeing children's marketing and publicity to focusing on marketing and publicity for Abrams' adult businesses, including Abrams Plus' Noterie gift and stationery line, its calendar program, and new narrative nonfiction imprint Abrams Press.

Lucille Rettino will join Tom Doherty Associates as vice president of marketing and publicity on March 20. She moves over from Holt, where she was executive director of advertising and promotion. She will report to Tom Doherty.

Sam Morgan has joined Foundry Literary + Media. He was at the JABerwocky Literary Agency, and his clients will be moving with him. He will focus on fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

Marie-Claire Antoine has joined Lynne Rienner Publishers as senior acquisitions editor for political science and international relations. Previously, she was senior acquisitions editor at Rowman & Littlefield.

Chronicle Books has promoted Phuong Mai to metadata specialist.