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Class Action Suit Filed Against All Romance eBooks

The sudden shutdown of romance ebook publishing and distribution company All Romance at the end of 2016 left many authors and publishers shortchanged, with an email from the company offering 10 cents on the dollar for distributed books for sales up through December 27 and nothing but reversion for books…

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Barnes & Noble Tells New Nook Tablet Owners to Stop Using Adapter, Pending Replacement and Possible Recall

An internal Barnes & Noble memo posted on 9to5 Google and cited by a store employee on Reddit on Friday showed a January 9 advisory telling store managers to return all the recently-released $50 Nook Tablets to the company's distribution center. At the same time, the tablets are listed as "not…

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People

Eric Lupfer is joining Fletcher & Company as an agent, moving over from William Morris Endeavor, where he has been for fourteen years. Lupfer specializes in non-fiction ranging from history, science, and economics, to narrative journalism and current affairs. At Trident Media Group, Alexa Stark has been promoted to literary…

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Big Buzz Books, for Winter Institute and the Spring 2017 Publishing Season

Consumers have been responding enthusiastically to our new, shorter monthly Buzz Books samplers for January and February, which only helps to build the audience for our big, twice annual seasonal collections. To help everyone across the trade prepare for the ABA's Winter Institute at the end of this month and…

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People, Etc.

Melissa Flashman has joined Janklow & Nesbit as an agent. She was at Trident Media Group for the past 10 years. Lindsey Rose has been promoted to senior editor at Grand Central. Tiffany Liao has been promoted to editor at Razorbill. In promotions at Macmillan Children's, Liz Szabla has been promoted…

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Mackintosh's I See You Tops February Library Reads List

Clare Mackintosh's sophomore suspense thriller I See You tops the February 2017 Library Reads list. The list also includes Elan Mastai's debut All Our Wrong Todays and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, excerpts of which you can read right now in our February Buzz Books Monthly.…

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Acquisitions: Sourcebooks Takes Over Little Pickle Press; Firebrand Acquires Enthrill

Sourcebooks has acquired the publishing rights to the list of nonfiction children's publisher Little Pickle Press from parent company March 4, expanding the nonfiction program of Sourcebooks' Jabberwocky imprint. Little Pickle Press will live as an imprint under Jabberwocky, which will make the approximately 25 frontlist and backlist titles available…

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S&S Children's Authors Protest Milo Deal, IDPF Dissidents Keep Trying

A group of over 160 children's book authors and illustrators have signed on to a letter to Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy objecting to the house's book deal with Milo Yiannopoulos. The effort began as a conversation among Erin Murphy Literary Agency clients under contract with Simon & Schuster and "quickly became a national dialogue across agencies…

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People: Pallante to Head AAP, and More

Former Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will join the Association of American Publishers on January 17 as the new president and ceo of the organization, taking over following the planned retirement of Tom Allen. She says in the announcement: "I am deeply inspired by the values of the American publishing…

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Bookselling: Pittsburgh's City of Asylum Opens Storefront; Newport, VT's Wider Than the Sky to Close

Pittsburgh nonprofit City of Asylum, which is devoted to writers in exile, will open its new bookstore on Saturday, January 14. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the store will offer a "carefully curated selection of 8,000 volumes by authors from all over the world" in a renovated Masonic hall now called…

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