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Margaux Weisman has joined Vintage/Anchor as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at William Morrow. At Sourcebooks, Tiana Marzette has been promoted to inside sales representative. Brad Sharp has been promoted to director of manufacturing at Bookmasters. Jennifer Schaper has joined Duke University Press as sales manager. Previously she was…

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Bookselling: Amazon Opens In Dedham, Waterstones Criticized for Modest Stores "Posing" As Indies

Amazon's previously-announced 5,800-square-foot bookstore at Legacy Place in Dedham, MA will open on Tuesday, after holding a preview on Saturday. As previously announced, this is Amazon's first bookstore to open on the East Coast (and fourth to open so far), with at least three more "coming soon" in Lynnfield, MA; Paramus, NJ; and Manhattan's Columbus…

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Kari Sutherland has joined Bradford Literary Agency as an agent. Previously she was an editor at Harper Children's. Bestselling Australian children's book author Mem Fox, 70, is giving a face to the excesses of border control under the Trump administration. Now back in Australia, Fox told the media that she…

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News Corp. has announced that Bedi Singh will step down as chief financial officer on March 1. Susan Panuccio, currently cfo of News Corp. Australia, will succeed him. Executive chairman Rupert Murdoch said in the release: "Through his astute financial management of key acquisitions and divestitures, and with the prudent…

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People, Awards: LA Times Prize Announcements, and More

The Los Angeles Times announced book prize finalists in 11 categories -- including a new award for autobiographical prose named in honor of Christopher Isherwood -- with the winners to be named April 21. Thomas McGuane will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. Among the nominees are: Fiction Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to…

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Little, Brown vp, associate publisher and executive director of publicity Nicole Dewey is leaving at the end of April, to become managing director at Shreve Williams Public Relations as of May 1. Sabrina Callahan has been promoted to executive director of publicity at Little, Brown, effective immediately. Tiffany Liao has joined Holt Children's as editor.…

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People: Morgan Joins Riverhead, and More

Former editorial director at Harper Perennial and Harper Paperbacks Cal Morgan will join Riverhead as vp, executive editor. Riverhead president and publisher Geoffrey Kloske said in the announcement: "I've always admired Cal's innovative literary vision and passion for books and publishing. After a few decades of competing against him I'm thrilled to…

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George Coe is being promoted to coo for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31. He has been Follett Group President, Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions since the acquisition of Baker & Taylor in April 2016 -- prior to which was president and ceo of Baker & Taylor. Follett ceo Ray…

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Rose Hilliard has joined Audible as executive editor in their Original Publishing division, bolstering their acquisitions of original audiobooks and audio-first projects. She was senior editor at St. Martin's. Jessica Renheim has been promoted to senior editor at Dutton. Publisher Christine Ball said in the announcement, "As you all know she is one…

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People: HMH Names Jack Lynch As CEO, and More

Five months after firing Linda Zecher following a series of unexpected performance problems, the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt board has hired John (Jack) J. Lynch, Jr., 58, as president and chief executive officer. L. Gordon Crovitz will continue to serve as interim CEO until Lynch joins the company. Lynch will take over…

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