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Tara Greico joins Random House Children's Books as marketing coordinator, licensed & proprietary brands. She was previously marketing assistant at Simon & Schuster. At Dutton, Emily Brock has been promoted to senior publicist. Susan Hershberg and Wes Seeley have both joined Princeton Architectural Press as publicity managers. Previously, Hershberg was associate…

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Tinti Leads March Library Reads List

Hannah Tinti's novel The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley tops the March Library Reads list. The list also includes Jessica Shattuck's The Women in the Castle, an excerpt of which you can start reading right now in Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, also featured in the just-released March Buzz Books Monthly. The…

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Kristen Nobles has joined Page Street Publishing as publisher to launch its new children's book list. She spent the past 13 years at Candlewick and Walker Books Group, most recently as group art director. Co-publisher of Unbridled books Fred Ramey has launched Leaping Man, "a collaborative not-for-profit publishing and production company exploring the intersection…

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Liese Mayer will join Bloomsbury on February 27 in the newly created role of editorial director, fiction, reporting to Cindy Loh (with editor in chief Nancy Miller continuing to report to Loh as well). Mayer, who has been an editor at Scribner, says in the announcement, "I'm excited for this great opportunity…

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More February Picks

Better late than never, Barnes & Noble and iBooks have listed their February recommendations. BN's best new fiction lists: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, by Jennifer Ryan The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen My Not…

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New York City Launches Voting for One City One Book Selection

In advance of the scheduled launch event on Wednesday -- which we noted in brief on Tuesday -- details have been released on New York City's One Book, One New York program. After a couple of aborted efforts in the past, this one is officially on, under the auspices of…

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Susan Jurevics will leave her position as ceo of Pottermore at the end of February, and she will not be replaced. Rather, Neil Blair will oversee the initiative, with the current leadership under Jurevics taking on responsibility for day-to-day operations. As we pointed out in November, on an operating basis Pottermore…

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At Portfolio and Sentinel, Bria Sandford has been promoted to senior editor. Former longtime chairman of Canongate for 22 years (and stepfather of Jamie Byng) Christopher Bland, 78, died on Sunday of prostate cancer. He also had served as chair of the BBC board of governors and the Royal Shakespeare Company,…

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Hamid Tops March Indie Next List

The March Indie Next list makes Mohsin Hamid's new novel their No. 1 pick. The list also includes the much-anticipated new novel from Christina Baker Kline, which you can start reading right now in our February Buzz Books Monthly (along with excerpts from Elan Mastai's debut All Our Wrong Todays, Pam…

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March Wins Four Awards at ALA

The American Library Association presented their annual book awards at their mid-winter meeting in Atlanta. First came the naming of the Carnegie Medalists on Sunday night, Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and Matthew Desmond's Evicted (the two consensus fiction and nonfiction books of the year in our annual aggregation as…

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