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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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Sarah Hochman, editor-in-chief of Blue Rider Press and Plume, has decided to leave the publisher, as of May 10. She has been at Blue Rider since its founding in 2011. Andrea Fleck-Nisbet joined Ingram Content Group as director of content acquisition sales, reporting to Kelly Gallagher and based in New York. Previously, she…

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Barnes & Noble Promotes Parneros to CEO

Barnes & Noble is promoting chief operating officer Demos Parneros to ceo, with Len Riggio remaining as chairman of the board. In their awkward way the company said as much in March, when Riggio didn't have any good answers to the state of the ceo search -- if there really…

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Rich Thomas will join HarperCollins Children's as vice president and publishing director, reporting to Kate Jackson. He was most recently associate publisher and editorial director for Disney Publishing Worldwide. At HarperCollins Children's, he will lead the Festival, I Can Read, and licensing programs. Jane Starr Literary Scouts has been appointed US scout…

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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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Quarto announced changes to their sales and marketing structure. The global English language sales team now reports to Ken Fund, in his new role as chief operating officer, and is structured in three main channels: US sales, UK and Europe sales, and international sales. Andrew Stanley will join as sales director of UK and…

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Stephany Evans has joined Ayesha Pande Literary as an agent, where she'll continue to represent her list of adult fiction and nonfiction. Previously, she was a principal at FinePrint Literary Management. At Chronicle Books, Jeff Wiebe has been promoted to director of operations; Sarah Billingsley has been promoted to executive editor…

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Sharon Kunz has joined Da Capo Press as senior publicist, focusing primarily on their Seal Press list and reporting to Lissa Warren. Previously, she was media engagement manager at Globe Pequot. She will be based in the Hachette Boston office. The American Library Association has promoted Mary Mackay to associate executive director for publishing, effective June 5th. She will lead ALA publishing and its Editions/Neal-Schuman, Booklist,…

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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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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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