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Another Amazon Books Store Planned, for Chicago In 2017

The latest confirmed future location of an Amazon Books store is 3443 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago (in the Lakeview area, not far from Wrigley Field). It was first reported speculatively on the Southport Corridor blog, and then confirmed by Amazon. It's a 7,200-square-foot retail space -- similar to, but larger…

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Bookselling: Penguin Shop Opens in Toronto; Milkweed Bookstore Opens in September; and More

The lobby of Penguin Random House Canada's offices in Toronto now includes a 158-square foot bookshop, Penguin Shop. PRH Canada ceo Brad Martin said in the announcement: "We are continually in search of innovative ways to bring the books we are so proud to publish to readers. As such, we…

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At Harper Children's, Lindsey Karl has been promoted to the new role of assistant manager, conferences and conventions. Former director of publicity at Overlook and Quirk Books, Jack Lamplough, 59, died August 20. Most recently he had established his own agency representing authors, artists, and musicians. A private memorial service…

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Results Steady At WH Smith, But...

On Wednesday WH Smith issued a short trading notice in advance of their annual results on August 31, saying the report will be "in line with expectations." Simple enough. That release inspired an equally short but potentially confusing Bloomberg piece that declares, "In the era of Facebook and Twitter, a…

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At St. Martin's, Lisa Senz has been promoted to vp, associate publisher, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. Jackie Cantor will join Gallery Books as senior editor on August 29. Most recently she was executive editor at Berkley. Jessica Schmidt will join Running Press as director of marketing and publicity on September…

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WME Acquires RWSG

William Morris Endeavor has acquired LA-based agency Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett. Principals Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett will join WME as co-heads of the book to film/TV division, and will work in the film and TV departments as well. Geoffrey Sanford continue to represent authors and co-agents for WME. Liza Wachter is said…

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Briefs: Bissonnette to Forfeit All "No Easy Day" Royalties; Amazon May Plan Drive-Up Grocery Stores

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette formally settled the case brought against him by the Federal government for failing to obtain pre-publication review and clearance for his bestselling book No Easy Day. He will disgorge all royalties for the book, or about $6.6 million, and has apologized for his actions. (As…

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At Putnam, Ashley Hewlett has been promoted to publicity manager, while Elena Hershey moves up to senior publicist. Melissa Ceraso has been named editor in mathematics and the natural sciences, and Jason Simon has been hired as senior web developer for Choice, the reviews publication from the Association of College and…

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Keely Kundell has joined Harlequin as editorial coordinator. Victoria Britton has joined Harlequin UK as commissioning editor (she was editor and heritage manager at Smythson of Bond Street); and Lucy Gough been promoted to assistant managing editor. Hannah Elnan has been promoted to senior editor at Sasquatch Books.

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Wiley to Acquire Atypon For $120 Million

John Wiley announced Thursday afternoon an agreement to pay $120 million in cash to acquire Santa Clara, CA-based publishing-software company Atypon. Through their Literatum platform for journal delivery, Atypon serves the STM and scholarly markets with software that "gives publishers direct control over how their content is displayed, promoted and monetized on the web." Privately-held Atypon is…

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