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Lisa Bankoff has left ICM and established her own agency, Bankoff Collaborative. She says of the move: "I grew up at ICM and had the privilege of daily working alongside some of the brightest minds in this--or any--business. What I look forward to now is the wherewithal to operate outside of a…

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The AP has their Book Expo round-up piece, recapping some of the politically-focused events and high-profile fall titles. But attendees "also speculated about Book Expo. Square footage for the show has shrunk noticeably in recent years and the large gaps on the convention floor at times gave Book Expo the…

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Josh Glickman will join Scribner as publicist, starting June 19. Previously, he was publicist at Oxford University Press. At Berkely, Heather Connor has been promoted to publicity director and Diana Franco has been promoted to associate publicity director. Chelsea Lindman left Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, where she worked for the past…

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Divya Sawhney has been promoted to vice president for strategy and corporate development at Penguin Random House. Picks The Costco Pennie's Pick for June is Before The Fall by Noah Hawley. Obituaries Sportswriter Frank Deford, 78, died on Sunday.The author of 20 books, he was a longtime contributor to NPR. Brian…

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At Amazon Publishing, Katie Finch has been named director of strategic programs. Tilo Eckardt will return to Random House Germany to take charge of Heyne's hardcover and paperback fiction list, reporting to Ulrich Genzler. He has spent the last four year as an agent with Mohrbooks, and was previously editor-in-chief…

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The "driving force" behind Scotland's Freight Books, co-founder and director Adrian Searle, has left the company. He said: "Following differences over strategic direction, and after six years as publisher at Freight Books, and eight years as a director of Freight Design, with much regret I have decided to leave the business…

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Emily Angell has left St. Martin's Press. Chris Kepner is no longer affiliated with Victoria Sanders & Associates. Foreign rights inquires for the agency may be directed to Jessica Spivey. Heather Rose won Australia's Stella Prize for The Museum of Modern Love (Allen & Unwin). Patricia Spears Jones won Poets &…

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Former president of F+W Media Sara Domville will reunite with her old boss, joining America's Test Kitchen under ceo David Nussbaum on April 24 in the new role of chief revenue officer. She "will be responsible for driving revenue growth in a number of key company divisions including sponsorship, licensing, underwriting and…

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By a narrow margin of 69 votes, consultant and president of non-profit Information New Wave Loida Garcia-Febo was elected president-elect of the American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year before taking over as president at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Emma Berry has been promoted…

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Matthew Daddona has been promoted to editor at Dey Street Books. Megha Parekh has joined Amazon Publishing's Thomas & Mercer as editor. Previously, she was editor at Grand Central Publishing. Former publishing director at Harper Collins in Australia and New Zealand Shona Martyn has joined Lingo Pictures as their book scout.…

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