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Corporate: Baldini & Castoldi Sold, New Library Digital Content Apps, and More

In Italy, former head of Bompiani Elisabetta Sgarbi's publishing company The Ship of Theseus, which launched in early 2016, has acquired the renewed version of Baldini & Castoldi. (They bought 95 percent; Filippo Vannuccini retains a 5 percent share.) The publisher says the purchase and recapitalization of Baldini & Castoldi was down "just with [its]…

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People, Etc.

Philip Marino has joined Little, Brown as senior editor. Previously, he was at Norton, where he was an associate editor and marketing director for Liveright. Christie Henry was named director of Princeton University Press, effective early September. She will succeed Peter Dougherty, who is retiring in December. Henry has been editorial director…

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Bookselling Notes and Beyond: Indies, Amazon and More

Owner of WORD bookstores Christine Onorati has an "open letter" of interest posted at Melville House's website. She writes because, "I believe that we are at a crossroads in our industry, and, for the first time, I'm genuinely worried for our future. I think that we need to start brainstorming new…

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More May Picks: Library Reads, iBooks

Gail Honeyman's novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine tops the May Library Reads list. The list features a number of titles excerpted in our Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, including The Radium Girls, by Kate Moore; Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane (also included in our May Buzz Books Monthly); and…

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Strout Leads April Library Reads List

Elizabeth Strout's novel Anything Is Possible tops the April Library Reads list. The list also includes Omar El Akkad's American War, an excerpt of which you can start reading now in both our big Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, and our slimmer just-released April Buzz Books Monthly. The rest of the list features: Beartown,…

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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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Mackintosh's I See You Tops February Library Reads List

Clare Mackintosh's sophomore suspense thriller I See You tops the February 2017 Library Reads list. The list also includes Elan Mastai's debut All Our Wrong Todays and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, excerpts of which you can read right now in our February Buzz Books Monthly.…

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Delaney Tops January Library Reads List

J.P. Delaney's suspense thriller The Girl Before tops the January 2017 Library Reads list. Books on this list that also appear on the January Indie Next list include: The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden The Dry, by Jane Harper Books for…

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People, Etc.

At Simon & Schuster Children's, Audrey Gibbons has been promoted to senior publicist. Recipients were announced for the second round of $1.75 million in grants that James Patterson is providing to school libraries across the country, working in partnerships with Scholastic Reading Club, which matches the grants with points for…

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EU Court Affirms Libraries' Right to Lend Legal eBooks

The European Union's Court of Justice issued a ruling on Thursday that declares EU rules about a public lending right to physical books through libraries apply to ebooks as well. The judgment imposes as a legal right what has become established business practice in the US for some time (albeit with…

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