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  • McClelland & Stewart Creates Poetry Board

    McClelland & Stewart has recruited three prominent poets for a board intended to reinvigorate its renowned poetry program.

  • New NYC Space for Macmillan Unit

    The publisher signed a new long-term lease at One New York Plaza in New York City, bringing together its various businesses into one space.

  • News Briefs: Week of March 24, 2014

    Bloomsbury consolidates children’s imprints; Easton leaving, and more in this week's publishing news briefs.

  • Disrupting Disruption at the AAP Annual Meeting

    Though headlined by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and including a report on the progress of congressional copyright-related legislation by Rep. Jerry Nadler (Dem., N.Y.), this year’s Association of American Publishers annual meeting was really focused on the impact of disruptive innovation in the publishing sector.

  • AAP Meeting Looks at 'Disruption,' Welcomes Hillary Clinton

    Noted Forrester analyst James McQuivey was joined at the AAP annual meeting by polymath Jaron Lanier, both offering starkly differing responses to the rise of the digital era. They were followed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was introduced by her publisher, S&S CEO and outgoing AAP board chair Carolyn Reidy.

  • PRH to Buy Major Spanish-Language Publisher

    The move to acquire Santillana Ediciones Generales, according to PRH, will "significantly" increase its presence in Spain and Latin America.

  • NCAC, ACLU Join Fray in So. Carolina Lit Controversy

    The National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Civil Liberties Union have joined together to urge the South Carolina state senate's finance committee to retain state funding of two university reading programs under fire for assigning controversial books.

  • Cairns Promoted to CEO of Publishing Technology

    Two weeks after George Lossius stepped down as CEO of Publishing Technology, plc, the U.K. company, which has offices in North America, has named digital publishing veteran Michael Cairns as CEO. Cairns, the company's online division chief operating officer, will assume his new responsibilities on April 1.

  • Syndicate Launches, Partners with Soho

    Syndicate publisher, and sole staffer, Paul Oliver, also happens to be the director of marketing and Publicity for Soho Press and has no plans to leave Soho with the launch of his new micro-publisher.

  • Vintage Launches Movie Classics Line

    Random House is going after film buffs. The publisher's Vintage Books imprint has created Vintage Movie Classics to release backlist books that served as the basis for iconic films.

  • Roxana Robinson Elected President of Authors Guild

    Judy Blume, Richard Russo, and James Shapiro will serve as v-p's.

  • Small Presses Mark Boston Bombings

    Two publishers, including one formed specifically to publish a book on the 2013 marathon, will release books in advance of the April 21 race.

  • Graywolf at 40

    It’s only appropriate, Graywolf Press publicity director Erin Kottke said, that the Minneapolis literary press would kick off its 40th anniversary celebrations on February 28 in Seattle during AWP.

  • Opus Series Features Watkins as Eastland

    Last summer, Opus publisher Glenn Young went to London to meet with Faber & Faber, which releases many of Opus’s titles in the U.K.

  • HC Rebrands It Books, Renames Dey Street

    HarperCollins' It Books imprint is getting a new name, and a slightly new focus.

  • DiPreta Named Publisher of Hachette Books

    The Hachette Book Group has appointed Crown Archetype editor-in-chief Mauro DiPreta v-p and publisher of Hachette Books, a new division.

  • Amazon Starts German-Language Publishing Program

    Amazon Publishing is starting a new German-language publishing program.

  • Mondadori Buys Social Reading Platform

    Mondadori has acquired social reading service Anobii, which has more than a million users worldwide, with its strongest base in Italy.

  • Amazon Among Rumored Quercus Suitors

    Rumors about who will be purchasing the publisher circulated at the Folio Awards ceremony in Central London.

  • Berkley Prime Crime Turns 20

    Berkley Prime Crime made its debut 20 years ago, releasing 40 mass market cozy mystery paperbacks in 1994.

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