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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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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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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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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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Barnes & Noble Education Buys Online Writing Business for $58.5 Million

Barnes & Noble Education acquired Student Brands on Friday for $58.5 million in cash. Student Brands is a subscription-based writing skills services business, with properties in the US, Brazil, France and Mexico. BNED has been trying to buy its way to growth, so far without convincing investors. Earlier this year…

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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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