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Thursday, March 31, 2016



Deal News

We posted 52 new deals yesterday at Publishers Marketplace, among them: Boston Globe's Love Letters advice columnist Meredith Goldstein's YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME AN UBER: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Love Letters Advice Column; T.J. English's THE CORPORATION, a multi-generational real life saga of the Cuban mob from the 1950s to the 80s in Miami and New York; NY Times' Economic Scene Columnist Eduardo Porter's AMERICA'S POISON: Race and the Unraveling of America's Social Contract; Ashley Woodfolk's debut UNRAVELING LOVELY, revealed in alternating voices, and in part through interactions on social media; NYT bestselling author Madeleine Roux's new series HOUSE OF FURIES, featuring a mix of photographs and illustrations; Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction Xhenet Aliu's debut BRASS,  set in the economically-ravaged town of Waterbury, Connecticut, a state used primarily as a synonym for privilege; Founder and CEO of Sama Group Leila Janah's GIVE WORK, the story of the author's mission to train workers in impoverished countries and connect them with digital work; Author of THE WILD INSIDE and MORTAL FALL Christine Carbo's THE WEIGHT OF NIGHT, set against the magnificent and brutal terrain of Glacier National Park; Recording artist and popular Scream Queens and Grease Live! actress Keke Palmer's I DON'T BELONG TO YOU: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice; Former Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt's EUROPE'S LAST CHANCE: Why the European States Must Form A More Perfect Union; Melissa Walker's LET'S PRETEND WE NEVER MET, about an 11-year-old at a new school who realizes she's become best friends with the school's "weird girl"; Jessica Spotswood, ed.'s THE RADICAL ELEMENT, a follow-up to A Tyranny of Petticoats, combining fact, fiction, and fantasy in stories about young women throughout history whose voices have been ignored for too long; and senior writer at BuzzFeed Canada and contributor to the New Yorker's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, Scaachi Koul's THE PURSUIT OF MISERY: One Day We'll Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter.

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Today's Meal
Theresa Collier will join Artisan as senior publicist & associate marketing manager on April 1. Previously she was a publicist at Bloomsbury.

Alexandra Primiani has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as publicist. She was previously in the publicity department at Riverhead.

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Imre Kertesz, 86, died Thursday at his home in Budapest.

The LA Times announced its new roster of critics-at-large, featuring 10 writers who "have beautiful voices, brilliant minds, critical insights and strong opinions." They are Marlon James, Laila Lalami, John Scalzi, Susan Straight, Alexander Chee, Viet Thanh Nguyen, David Kipen, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rebecca Carroll, and Adriana Ramirez.

Restructurings
Publishing Technology announced it has changed its name to Ingenta, effective immediately, as part of "a comprehensive rebrand and unification of its business." The new Ingenta brand will be split into three divisions: Ingenta Commercial (previously advance), Ingenta Content (incorporating Ingenta CMS, previously pub2web), and Ingenta Advertising. Publishers Communication Group (PCG) will remain a subsidiary company.

The MIT Press, Princeton University Press, and Yale University Press announced the formation of a new joint US sales team comprising David LePere (Northeast and Mid-Atlantic), John Eklund (Midwest), and Patricia Nelson (Northwest, Southwest, the Rockies, and California). The new arrangement goes into effect in spring 2017. Princeton University Press's Steven Ballinger will continue to sell in the western states through the Fall 2016 season before his retirement, while Eklund is set to retire this coming August.

Distribution
Simon & Schuster Australia will distribute VIZ Media in Australia and New Zealand.
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Books in the News
[cover]
Kill 'Em and Leave
by James Mcbride
Story: Profile of a biographer
[cover] Story: Two authors on girls and body image [cover]
Obsidian
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Story: Covering romance
[cover]
Fiasco
by Imre Kertesz, Tim Wilkinson
Story: Nobel laureate dies at 86
 
More New Jobs

We added another 13 new jobs just yesterday at our industry-leading Job Board, the latest among 106 opportunities in all still live from the past month.

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Advertising and Promotion Manager  [Full Time]
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group (New York, NY)

Editor/Senior Editor, Physics - 7262  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Journal Development Editor - 7724  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Acquisitions Editor/ Senior Acquisitions Editor - 7505  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Acquisitions Editor/ Senior Acquisitions Editor - 7506  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Editorial Director - 7646  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Editor, Astronomy - 7483  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Assistant Editor - 7766  [Full Time]
Springer Science+Business (New York, NY)

Editorial and Marketing Assistant  [Full Time]
W.W. Norton & Company (New York, NY)

Senior Editor, The Experiment  [Full Time]
The Experiment (New York, NY)

New Position: Editorial Assistant  [Full Time]
Aperture Foundation (New York, NY 10001)

VP or Director, Publishing Sales  [Full Time]
Guinness World Records (New York, NY)

Digital Content & Social Media Community Manager  [Full Time]
Workman Publishing Co. (New York, NY)

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