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People: New President for Chronicle

Chronicle Books vp of sales & marketing Tyrrell Mahoney is being promoted to president of the publisher as of January 1, as Jack Jensen takes the "more comprehensive role" of president of McEvoy Group, Chronicle's owner. Jensen will oversee all of McEvoy's companies -- Chronicle Books, along with Galison/Mudpuppy, Princeton Architectural Press,…

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Delaney Tops January Library Reads List

J.P. Delaney's suspense thriller The Girl Before tops the January 2017 Library Reads list. Books on this list that also appear on the January Indie Next list include: The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden The Dry, by Jane Harper Books for…

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People

Derek Stordahl joins Holiday House in the newly created position of evp, general manager, reporting to Stephen Kent. Stordahl was most recently executive vice president at Bloomsbury USA, where he was responsible for business growth across their entire portfolio. At Clarkson Potter, Ashley Meyer and Amanda Englander have both been…

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Fridlund Tops January Indie Next, and More Best of Lists

The ABA puts Emily Fridlund's debut novel at the top of the January 2017 Indie Next list (and yes, it's been available for a free preview in our Fall/Winter Buzz Books collection, as is Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy). The full list: History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund The Second Mrs. Hockaday,…

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People, Etc.

Danielle Smith has left Red Fox Literary after three years to launch her own literary agency, Lupine Grove Creative, with most of her clients set to follow her to the new agency. Playwright Kia Corthron has won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for her debut novel The Castle…

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Bad Little Children's Books Is Still Available; Abrams Meant They Will Not Reprint It

Clarifying their earlier statement, Abrams says that when they agreed to the author's request to "cease publishing" the suddenly controversial Bad Little Children's Books, what they meant is that they will not reprint the book. With an announced first printing of 30,000 copies -- so figure maybe half that were…

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Wiley Suffers Declining Book Sales and Special Charges

Wiley reported second quarter sales through October 31 on Wednesday morning, continuing the pattern from the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Sales of $425.6 million were down $7.8 million (or 2 percent) from a year ago, with a net loss of -$11.45 million (compared to a profit of $43.6 million…

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Bestsellers and More Best Ofs: Amazon and Apple

Amazon released their annual package of bestseller lists, and as the etailer continues to gain market share on their competitors, those list take on ever greater significance. As usual, the list that they promote only features new books published in 2016, and it combines print and ebook sales. To see…

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Mondadori Sells Bompiani

In keeping with the conditions imposed as part of Mondadori's acquisition of Rizzoli's book publishing assets this spring, the company sold Bompiani to Giunti. The deal closed December 1, at a total prize of 16.5 million euros ("5.3 million euro of which related to assets transferred to the buyer"). It's…

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People, Bookselling, Etc.

Adriana Stimola has joined the Stimola Literary Studio as agent, representing cookbooks, lifestyle, and health and wellness books. She was formerly content manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Chris Francis has joined Sourcebooks as assistant editor. Elizabeth Scarpelli has been hired as director of the new University of…

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