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Vice president and publisher of WaterBrook and Multnomah Alex Field is leaving the company in September to start an author-consulting business. Crown has begun searching for his successor. Publisher for Christian Publishing Tina Constable writes, "He has been a true partner in helping me position WaterBrook and Multnomah for the future.... Alex…

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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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Briefs

At Macmillan Children's Ebony Lane has been promoted to senior rights manager, rights and permissions.​ Catherine Kramer has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate. Finalists were announced for the PEN Center USA Awards, in 8 categories, with the winners to be named in September. (The original version of this was a…

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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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Tallent Tops September Indie Next List

The ABA named Gabriel Tallent's debut novel My Absolute Darling the No. 1 Indie Next Pick for September. The rest of the list, which includes four titles excerpted in our Buzz Books Fall/Winter 2017 (noted with asterisks), features: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng* The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld* Young…

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August Bookseller Picks

For the first time we can recall all of the major monthly bookseller picks were launched bright and early on the actual first day of the month. Barnes & Noble now seems to have joined their competitors and built a proper, standing best-of-the-month feature page as well. The one consensus…

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People: Kakutani Steps Down, and More

Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for the New York Times, is stepping down from that position after 38 years. She says she is "moving on to focus on longer pieces about politics and culture, though I will always love and write about books." (Vanity Fair indicates she is among…

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Whitehead and Roy Among the Booker Longlisted

The Booker Prize announce their longlist for this year's award, and less than a year after Paul Beatty became the first American to win the award, four more Americans are in contention, led by Colson Whitehead's National Book Award and Pulitzer-winning The Underground Railroad, along with: Paul Auster,  4 3…

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August Library Reads, and More

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin tops August's Library Reads list. Also on the list is Leah Weiss's If The Creek Don't Rise, featured in our August Buzz Books Monthly sampler, available for download now on Amazon, iBooks, and NetGalley. The rest of the list includes: Glass Houses, by Louise Penny How To Find…

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