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  • Obituary: Tarcher Books Founder Jeremy Tarcher

    Jeremy Tarcher, the founder of the publishing company Tarcher Books (now part of the Tarcher Perigee imprint of Penguin Random House), died September 20.

  • Obituary: Frank Urbanowski, Former Director of MIT Press, Dies

    The former MIT Press director who pioneered the strategy of focused disciplinary specialization, created the first university press website, and published the first interactive e-book died late last week.

  • Jackie Collins Dies at 77

    Collins, the mega-bestselling author of Hollywood novels, died on September 19 at the age of 77.

  • Obituary: Liz Perle, 59

    Perle, who served as publisher of William Morrow, among other top level positions across publishing houses, died August 20 at the age of 59, after living with breast cancer for more than eight years.

  • Obituary: Ann McGovern

    Prolific children’s author, collage artist, and world traveler Ann McGovern died on Saturday, August 8, at her home in New York City. She was 85.

  • Obituary: Patricia Day Stein, of Stein and Day Publishers

    Patricia Day Stein, who was v-p and co-founder of the book publisher Stein and Day with her then husband Sol Stein, died on July 16 in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., of natural causes.

  • Obituary: E.L. Doctorow

    E.L. Doctorow, the American author best known for such novels as 'Ragtime' and 'The March,' died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 84.

  • Obituary: Scott Meyer

    After a long struggle with cancer, the founder of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, N.Y., passed away on Sunday July 19.

  • Obituary: Marjorie Braman, 60

    Braman, who served as senior v-p and publishing director at HarperCollins, then v-p and editor-in-chief at Henry Holt, died on July 2 of complications with breast cancer.

  • Obituary: James Brannigan, 54

    James Brannigan, a well-known executive in the audiobook industry and former president of the Audio Publishers Association, passed away on June 29 after a brief illness.

  • Obituary: William D. Farley (1931-2015)

    The founder of Seattle Mystery Bookshop in Seattle, Wash., died on Sunday, June 28, just days before the bookstore will celebrate its 25th anniversary on July 1. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Avin Mark Domnitz (1944-2015)

    Former American Booksellers Association CEO Avin Domnitz died of cancer on June 27. During his tenure he advanced the cause of independent booksellers, creating Book Sense (now IndieBound) and Winter Institute.

  • Obituary: Judith St. George

    Award-winning children's author Judith St. George, widely known for her many titles drawing on events and figures of American history, died in her home in Bloomfield, Conn., on June 10.

  • Margaret Richardson Obituary

    Red Wheel/Weiser sales manager Margaret (Meg) Richardson died on Friday, May 8, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: Marcia Brown

    Author-illustrator Marcia Brown, the much-lauded recipient of three Caldecott Medals and six Caldecott Honors, among other accolades, died on April 28. She was 96.

  • Obituary: Courage Books Publisher Donald H. McGee, 76

    Donald H. McGee, former president and publisher of Courage Books, an imprint of Running Press passed away in Sarasota, Fla. on April 20.

  • Obituary: Jonathan Lanman

    Jonathan Lanman, longtime children's book editor and former v-p and editorial director at Atheneum Books for Young Readers, died on April 19. He was 62.

  • Twin Cities Bookseller Dan Odegard Dies

    Dan Odegard, who co-founded St. Paul's Odegard's Books in 1978, died of plasma cancer Tuesday. Odegard's was regarded as a Twin Cities literary icon until it closed in 1992. Odegard also served as director of trade publishing at Hazelden Publishing from 1995-1998.

  • Obituary: Doris Bass, 86

    Doris Bass, former director of marketing at Scholastic, died on March 30. She was 86.

  • Obituary: Ellen Conford

    Noted author Ellen Conford, largely known for her humorous and realistic YA fiction and middle grade novels, died Friday, March 20.

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