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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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ReaderLink Buys Old Reader's Digest Children's; Bellow Moves Imprint to SMP; and More

Readerlink has acquired the former Reader's Digest Children's Publishing, which has been operating as Studio Fun International, and will merge the list into their Printers Row Publishing Group and existing group of imprints. The release notes that "on a transitional basis, some SFI employees will continue to perform similar duties and tasks under…

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New Young Adult Imprints for St. Martin's and PRH Canada

St. Martin's is launching a crossover, coming-of-age imprint publishing "in and beyond the YA category," Wednesday Books. Launching in fall 2017 and aiming for 10 to 20 titles a year, it is led by Jennifer Enderlin and editorial director Sara Goodman. SMP will publish Rainbow Rowell, Courtney Summers, Roshani Chokshi, and all of their young adult…

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