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ICM Partners promoted Rich Green to head of media rights (which sells book-to-film rights). He joined the agency in 2014. Co-heads of the publishing department Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg and fellow board member Kevin Crotty said in the announcement: "Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in all formats.…

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Brooks Sherman will join Janklow & Nesbit as a literary agent on May 23, continuing to represent fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers, picture books, select literary and commercial adult fiction, and nonfiction in the areas of humor, pop culture, and narrative nonfiction. Most recently he was an agent at The…

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Beth Ryan has been promoted to senior director of sales for ministry services at Harper Christian. With the recent closing of Tyrus Books, the imprint's founder and publisher Ben LeRoy is leaving Simon & Schuster. Andrea Hall has been promoted to associate editor at Albert Whitman. Eden Sugay has joined Chronicle Books…

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At Grove Atlantic, Katie Raissian has been promoted to editor, while Allison Malecha moves up to associate editor. Zachary Pace and Nicole Nyhan have each been promoted to assistant editor. Gretchen Mergenthaler has been promoted to art director and Cindy Hernandez joins as junior designer. Open Road has announced a…

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Olivia Taussig has been promoted to senior publicist at Viking/Penguin. Awards Claudia Rankine has won the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, a $10,000 award presented by the Library of Congress, for Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf). Nathaniel Mackey won the Bobbitt lifetime achievement prize. Forthcoming Amulet will publish the 12th book in Jeff…

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Forthcoming: Second Mandela Memoir, Completed by Langa, Publishes In October, and More

South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the late Nelson Mandela's unfinished draft of a book about his presidency, envisioned as "a natural progression" from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, which will be published as DARE NOT LINGER on October 24 by Farrar, Straus in the US. Pan Macmillan will release…

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Forthcoming: Moyes, Brown and More

With publishers going straight from sales conference to the once-again early London Book Fair, the publication announcements and actual deal signings are running together. In the latest wave, Pamela Dorman Books and Michael Joseph announced the third book by Jojo Moyes featuring the heroine from Me Before You and After…

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Sarah Bowlin and Ariel Foxman have joined Aevitas Creative Management as affiliate agents. Bowlin was most recently a senior editor at Holt, and will be working from her home in Los Angeles. Foxman was previously the editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatch. At Portfolio/Sentinel, Niki Papadopoulos has been promoted to editorial director,…

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Crown to Publish Obama Books

Any in-house competition for the Obamas is now over, with Penguin Random House announcing that Crown will continue as the ongoing publisher of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michele Obama. Rachel Klayman will remain Mr. Obama's editor, and Molly Stern will edit Mrs. Obama's book. David Drake and Tina Constable will…

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Open Road co-founder and former company ceo Jane Friedman is stepping down from her positions as board chair and executive publisher. Friedman will remain a director at Open Road, but "said in a statement that it was time for new leadership and that she looked forward to partnering with others…

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