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Quarto Ends Talks With Potential Buyer

Quarto has quickly terminated the negotiations with a potential acquirer that were initiated five weeks ago, and announced on August 8 when they reported results for the first half of the year. The issue was not price -- the company continues to say that was  "attractive and reflective of the inherent value…

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People, Etc.: Burke to Retire, Bergstrom Promoted At Gallery

Louise Burke will retire from Simon & Schuster on August 18, after 16 years with the company and a 40 year career in publishing. She joined S&S in 2001 as publisher of Pocket Books, and in 2009 she led the newly-formed Gallery Books Group, which combined Pocket and what was then Simon…

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People, Etc.

At FSG, Laird Gallagher has been promoted to associate editor. Julia Ringo has joined as assistant editor; previously she was editorial assistant for Knopf. Camaren Subhiyah has joined Chronicle Books as senior editor for food and lifestyle. Previously she was editor for Abrams. Hafizah Geter has joined Amazon's Little A imprint and…

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People, Etc.

Ryan Doherty will be join Celadon Books, Macmillan's new trade book division, as executive editor starting September 12. He has been vice president of literary development at Sony Pictures Entertainment (after a number of years as an editor at Ballantine). Celadon Books co-publishers Jamie Raab and Deb Futter say: "Ryan's ability to…

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September Library Reads

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is the top pick on September's Library Reads list. The novel is also featured in our Buzz Books 2017 Fall/Winter sampler, available for download now. (Other picks excerpted in our Fall/Winter collection are noted with asterisks.) The rest of the list includes: *Sourdough, by…

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People, Etc.

Brian Ulicky has joined The New Press as director of publicity and marketing. He was director of publicity for Blue Rider. At Melville House, Stephanie DeLuca has joined as director of publicity. Most recently, she was publicity manager for Gallery Books. Alexandra Primiani has joined as senior publicist. Previously he was publicist at…

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Amazon Requires Faster Delivery From Third-Party Booksellers

Starting August 31, Amazon will require third-party sellers of books, CDs and DVDs in the continental US to deliver their products to customers more quickly, within four to eight days. (The window has been from four to 14 days.) The new guidelines were announced in an email to sellers, explaining that…

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People, Etc.

Erin Vandeveer returns to Abrams in the new role of senior production manager, starting August 9. Most recently she was studio manager for St. Martin's. Alana Yuster has joined Igloo Books as national account manager. Previously she was brand manager at Penguin Random House. Agnieszka Mizak has been promoted to the new role…

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Briefs: New Store for DC, Torture Book Stuck In Government Review, and More

Bookselling Former Kramerbooks & Afterwords employees Scott Abel and Jake Cumsky-Whitlock will open a new bookstore in Washington D.C. "soon." Solid State Books will be located in the Apollo building on H St. NE, which has a new Whole Foods as well, and according to the website, will "operate as a full-service general interest…

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People, Etc.

At Abrams Children's, Tessa Meischeid has joined in the new role of associate publicist. Previously, she was assistant editor at HarperCollins Children's. Lora Grisafi has joined as trade marketing designer. Previously, she designed marketing materials for Random House Children's. Mark Lee has joined the National Book Foundation as communications and marketing manager. He…

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