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Penguin Workshop Imprint for Kids Starts This Fall

Penguin Children's will launch a new imprint this fall, Penguin Workshop, run by president and publisher of Grosset & Dunlap and Warne, Francesco Sedita. The new line will publish "new voices and established brands for readers ages birth to 12." He says in the announcement, "Penguin Workshop is a laboratory…

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Briefs: Ferguson to Holiday House, Grisham on Tour, and More

Margaret Ferguson will join Holiday House Publishing in May as publisher of a Margaret Ferguson Books imprint, reporting to editor-in-chief Mary Cash. It's the first time Holiday House has created  an eponymous imprint. Ferguson was publisher of a Margaret Ferguson Books at Farrar, Straus Children's. Ferguson says in the announcement, "This…

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International: Obamas' French Publisher, New Harlequin Line, and Awards

Hachette Livre's Fayard became the first publisher outside of the Penguin Random House family to announce that it has licensed rights, in France, to the forthcoming books by former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. They also publish Hillary Clinton in French. Harlequin announced the launch of Harlequin…

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At Chronicle Books, AiLing Tjan has been promoted to accounting supervisor, while Barrett Hooper is now senior financial analyst and Christina Mott moves up to distribution client account manager. Ingram Content Group has tapped poetry writer and bookseller Stephen Sparks to launch a poetry newsletter called Little Infinite. Sparks owns Point Reyes Bookshop…

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Maria Campbell Associates is working for Netflix as their exclusive literary scout. Annabelle Saks in New York and Katie McCalmont in London are spearheading the scout's efforts. Maria Campbell says in the announcement, "Our motto is 'scouting without borders,' which perfectly aligns with Netflix's transformational model to bring stories in…

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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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Kensington editor-in-chief John Scognamiglio will run the eponymous John Scognamiglio Books imprint, publishing 4 to 6 works of commercial fiction a year in hardcover, beginning in 2018 with titles including The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak (January 2018) and This I Know by Eldonna Edwards (May 2018). CEO Steven Zacharius says in the announcement, "We're…

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People: Lorena Jones Imprint Ready to Launch, and More

Ten Speed Press formally announced the launch of Lorena Jones Books, the cooking and lifestyle imprint overseen by vp, publisher Lorena Jones, who rejoined the imprint in September 2015 to begin work on the new line. Set to begin publishing in April will publish 6 to 8 titles annually in the…

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At the American Booksellers Association, longtime development officer Mark Nichols will retire following the 2017 Winter Institute after 16 years with the organization. As of January 1, 2017 Matthew Zoni will be promoted to director of development and publisher relations and will become a member of ABA's senior staff. Peter Reynolds will have an…

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People: Young Named Canongate Chairman, and More

Former ceo of Orion (and before that ceo of Hachette Book Group USA) David Young will become chairman of Canongate Books in January. He takes over from Christopher Bland, who is retiring after 22 years in the position. CEO Jamie Byng says in the announcement, "David Young is someone who…

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