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The "driving force" behind Scotland's Freight Books, co-founder and director Adrian Searle, has left the company. He said: "Following differences over strategic direction, and after six years as publisher at Freight Books, and eight years as a director of Freight Design, with much regret I have decided to leave the business…

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Quarto announced changes to their sales and marketing structure. The global English language sales team now reports to Ken Fund, in his new role as chief operating officer, and is structured in three main channels: US sales, UK and Europe sales, and international sales. Andrew Stanley will join as sales director of UK and…

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LA Times Book Prize Winners: Haslett, Hill, Alexievich, and More

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in eleven categories on Saturday night, including the new Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose. The winners include: Fiction Adam Haslett, Imagine Me Gone (Little, Brown) The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction Nathan Hill, The Nix (Knopf) Current Interest Svetlana Alexievich,…

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Stephany Evans has joined Ayesha Pande Literary as an agent, where she'll continue to represent her list of adult fiction and nonfiction. Previously, she was a principal at FinePrint Literary Management. At Chronicle Books, Jeff Wiebe has been promoted to director of operations; Sarah Billingsley has been promoted to executive editor…

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Sharon Kunz has joined Da Capo Press as senior publicist, focusing primarily on their Seal Press list and reporting to Lissa Warren. Previously, she was media engagement manager at Globe Pequot. She will be based in the Hachette Boston office. The American Library Association has promoted Mary Mackay to associate executive director for publishing, effective June 5th. She will lead ALA publishing and its Editions/Neal-Schuman, Booklist,…

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Emily Angell has left St. Martin's Press. Chris Kepner is no longer affiliated with Victoria Sanders & Associates. Foreign rights inquires for the agency may be directed to Jessica Spivey. Heather Rose won Australia's Stella Prize for The Museum of Modern Love (Allen & Unwin). Patricia Spears Jones won Poets &…

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Former president of F+W Media Sara Domville will reunite with her old boss, joining America's Test Kitchen under ceo David Nussbaum on April 24 in the new role of chief revenue officer. She "will be responsible for driving revenue growth in a number of key company divisions including sponsorship, licensing, underwriting and…

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Beth Ryan has been promoted to senior director of sales for ministry services at Harper Christian. With the recent closing of Tyrus Books, the imprint's founder and publisher Ben LeRoy is leaving Simon & Schuster. Andrea Hall has been promoted to associate editor at Albert Whitman. Eden Sugay has joined Chronicle Books…

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By a narrow margin of 69 votes, consultant and president of non-profit Information New Wave Loida Garcia-Febo was elected president-elect of the American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year before taking over as president at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Emma Berry has been promoted…

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Bethany Buck has joined Bloomsbury Children's as editorial director. She was editorial director at Skyhorse's children's imprint Sky Pony Press. Harper Christian announced three leadership changes  to help "aggressively pursue additional content sources." Daisy Blackwell Hutton has been promoted to vice president and publisher for the nonfiction W Publishing Group imprint.…

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