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Authors: No Ivanka Promotion, Another Patterson Gift, and More

In January Portfolio postponed the release of Ivanka Trump's Women Who Work from March to May to make it easier for her to promote the book, to "accommodate these momentous changes in Ivanka's life and give her time to settle her children into their new home, schools and city." Now…

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Briefs: Ferguson to Holiday House, Grisham on Tour, and More

Margaret Ferguson will join Holiday House Publishing in May as publisher of a Margaret Ferguson Books imprint, reporting to editor-in-chief Mary Cash. It's the first time Holiday House has created  an eponymous imprint. Ferguson was publisher of a Margaret Ferguson Books at Farrar, Straus Children's. Ferguson says in the announcement, "This…

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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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At Penguin Press, William Heyward and Christopher Richards have both been promoted to editor. Laura Crockett has been promoted to associate agent at TriadaUS. At Sourcebooks, Kelly Lawler has being promoted to associate creative director, as Brittany Vibbert moves up to art director. Duquesne University is determined to close its well-regarded press after 90…

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At National Geographic, Lisa Thomas has been promoted to publisher and editorial director of adult books, reporting to editorial director of National Geographic Partners Susan Goldberg and evp of consumer products and experiences Rosa Zeegers. Crown Publishing Group has realigned its marketing department in New York into separate teams. Julie Cepler…

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At Chronicle Books, AiLing Tjan has been promoted to accounting supervisor, while Barrett Hooper is now senior financial analyst and Christina Mott moves up to distribution client account manager. Ingram Content Group has tapped poetry writer and bookseller Stephen Sparks to launch a poetry newsletter called Little Infinite. Sparks owns Point Reyes Bookshop…

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Abrams has announced more details about their new nonfiction imprint under Jamison Stoltz, which will launch in May, called Abrams Press. The inaugural release will be Michael Ruhlman's Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, a look at food issues through the lens of the supermarket, due out May…

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Little, Brown Children's announced a number of promotions: Jenny Choy has been promoted to associate director, school and library marketing, while Kristina Pisciotta moves up to publicity manager. Kheryn Callender is now assistant editor, Nicole Brown becomes junior designer, and Russ Busse has been promoted to associate editor, licensing, brand and media tie-ins. Timothy Cheng has…

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Awards: Windham-Campbell Prizes, American Academy of Arts & Letters

The Windham-Campbell Prizes announced this year's winners, which each recipient to receive $165,000 at a ceremony held at Yale University during the weekend of September 13-15. The Prizes included awards in poetry for the first time. The full list features: Fiction: André Alexis (Canada) and Erna Brodber (Jamaica) Nonfiction: Maya Jasanoff…

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Reliability of "Pill City" Author Questioned Further With NYT Unable to Corroborate Reporting

Questions continue to mount about the veracity of the reporting in Kevin Deutsch's PILL CITY, published earlier this month, after the New York Times writes that it was unable to corroborate claims and locate sources in a separate story Deutsch published in the paper last December. That story, on how…

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