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Cristobal Pera has joined Vintage Espanol as publishing director, succeeding Jaime de Pablos, who has resigned. Previously, Pera was founding director of The Wylie Agency Espana since 2015. He will acquire and publish books in original Spanish, as well as Spanish translations. Additionally, Ingrid Paredes has been promoted to publishing manager for…

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LeeEric Fesko has been promoted to associate publisher for Harper Christian's specialty division, which includes Thomas Nelson gift books, Zondervan gift books, Tommy Nelson children’s books, children’s Bibles, and new media. Emma House was promoted to deputy chief executive at the Publishers Association in the UK. Imprints Atria is adding a Skybound…

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Library of America president Cheryl Hurley will retire at the end of 2017, and publisher Max Rudin will succeed her. Current cfo Daniel Baker will become chief operating officer, and lon-time editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien will also retire at the end of 2017. He will continue as consulting editor, and the LOA will…

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Cristina Garces has joined Harper Design as editor. Previously, she was associate editor for Abrams. Sanford J. Greenburger has hired Mary Kate Skehan as senior scout (she has been assistant manager of sub rights at Norton), and John Bowers as scout (he was at The Bent Agency), with Hanna Masaryk promoted…

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New Barnes & Noble ceo Demos Parneros continues to pus his mark on the company's executive ranks with the hiring of a new vp, real estate development, James Lampassi, who starts July 31 and reports to Parneros. (BN hired a vp, stores earlier in the month.) The company calls it…

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At Writers House, Maja Nikolic takes the new title of managing director, global licensing, continuing to oversee the international rights business. She will focus on adult fiction and non-fiction, overseeing and working closely with director of adult UK licensing Peggy Boulos Smith. Cecilia de la Campa has been promoted to…

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Former FBI director James Comey overcame his initial reluctance to write a book and has been meeting with publishers, ahead of an auction expected this week, run by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer at Javelin. Latimer tells the NYT, "It's a book about leadership and his search for truth, informed…

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Lauren Christensen will join the books desk at the New York Times this month as a senior staff editor, editing fiction and nonfiction and overseeing visual books coverage. She was associate features editor at Harper's Bazaar. Susan Ellingwood moves over to the group in August from the Opinion section. Susan will work…

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Lisa Bankoff has left ICM and established her own agency, Bankoff Collaborative. She says of the move: "I grew up at ICM and had the privilege of daily working alongside some of the brightest minds in this--or any--business. What I look forward to now is the wherewithal to operate outside of a…

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The Latest Buzz Books 2017: Romance

Following the successful launch of our Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter sampler and our dedicated Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult, our Buzz Books 2017: Romance collection returns for a second year. The sampler launches just in time for the Romance Writers of America annual conference (starting July 26 in Orlando). Eight of…

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