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Doubleday Seeks Talented Marketing Manager - Posted December 5, 2011
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is hiring! The company is... [GalleyCat]

Doubleday Seeks Talented Marketing Manager - Posted December 2, 2011
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group is hiring! The company is... []

Phyllis Grann To Retire from Doubleday - Posted May 23, 2011
Editor Phyllis Grann will retire from her position at Doubleday. In a letter written by editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta, he praised Grann "as a brilliant editor and savvy businesswoman." Grann has worked in publishing for four decades. Prior to Doubleday, she held editorial positions at Willia... [GalleyCat]

It's Deja Vu All Over Again - Posted September 1, 2008
Doubleday recently posted the cover art for the new J. California Cooper novel, Life Is Short But Wide, and it seems the design team pulled up the same photo from the Getty Images archives that ... [GalleyCat]

Scott Moyers Won't Be A Junior Jackal - Posted September 12, 2007
The Observer's Leon Nayfakh catches up with former book editor Scott Moyers, now comfortably ensconced within the Wylie Agency as a literary agent. In the last month alone, Moyers has sold books to Doubleday, Scribner, Random House... [GalleyCat]

Pelosi to Pen Memoir for Doubleday - Posted July 20, 2007
PW Daily reports that Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has signed with Doubleday to publishe her memoir. The deal for North American rights was made by Doubleday president and publisher Stephen Rubin, who acquire... [GalleyCat]

Faulks Confirmed as Author of Centenary Bond Novel - Posted July 11, 2007
Score one for MI6, who correctly predicted that Sebastian Faulks, most recently the author of ENGELBY, is the newest author aboard the James Bondenterprise. DEVIL MAY CARE is scheduled to be published on May 28, 2008 - just i... [GalleyCat]

Are Serials Good for Your Publishing Health? - Posted June 11, 2007
The New York Times' Joanne Kaufman wonders if first serial rights - once so coveted by magazines that they were willing to pay six figures for the privilege of publishing exclusive excerpts from a highly anticipated book - have lost their luster. After all, when many such excerpts give away the... [GalleyCat]

Grisham's Latest Bestseller Slated for September - Posted June 1, 2007
The AP reported yesterday that John Grisham's next novel is slated for a September publication from Doubleday - and is a departure from his usual courtroom setting. PLAYING FOR PIZZA is the story of an American quarterback trying his luck in Italy. "I was pleasantly surprised to f... [GalleyCat]

Bookspan Bloodbath - Posted May 21, 2007
PW Daily reports that a mere six weeks after it acquired complete ownership of Bookspan, Bertelsmann has initiated a major overhaul of the book club business, a process that will eliminate 280 positions, or about 15% of its workforce of 1,900. As part of integrating... [GalleyCat]

Department of Obvious: No New Dan Brown Book in 2007 - Posted May 18, 2007
For the two or three people who believed Dan Brown would follow up THE DA VINCI CODE with something new in 2007, the Bookseller throws ice-cold water in your face. They only speak to the UK marketplace, but one would assume the same applies over here, since Doubleday will probably have... [GalleyCat]

Gargoyle Rep Makes Ugly Face at Pre-emp - Posted May 11, 2007
So I was catching up with the Vulture blog at New York, and I saw where Janklow & Nesbit agent Eric Simonoff had reportedly waved off a million-dollar pre-empt for The Garygole, a novel by Andrew Davidson described in the item as "a densely packed story about a car-accident victim in... [GalleyCat]

S&S Launches Video Channel - Posted May 8, 2007
Simon & Schuster announced this morning that they have reached an agreement with video company TurnHere to launch a book-centric internet video channel to promote S&S authors and their new releases. The companies will produce videos with in-depth information on featured books and authors as well as sneak previews of upcoming... [GalleyCat]

This Summer, It's All About Diana - Posted April 26, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Trachtenberg looks at the plethora of books that have something, anything to do with Princess Diana - just as the 10th anniversary of her death approaches. The article focuses primary attenti... [GalleyCat]

Pulitzer Prize Winners - Posted April 16, 2007
The Pulitzer Prize has announced its winners in a variety of categories, and while our Fishbowl siblings will be dissecting the journalism winners, we'll look at the book-related winners: FICTION: Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf) Also nominated as finalists in this category were: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and... [GalleyCat]

Dare We Call it a GalleyCast? - Posted February 15, 2007
I admit it: I've wanted to make that pun for ages, and thanks to Andrew Keen at, I'm now able to. Almost as soon as my piece on the Google UnBound conference ran on's homepage, Keen, whose Web 2.0 polemic THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR will be published by... [GalleyCat]

Regan a Clef and More Publishing-Inspired Books - Posted January 26, 2007
AP's Hillel Italie is the latest reporter to profile Bridie Clark and her debut novel BECAUSE SHE CAN. No matter how much she and Warner Books, the book's publisher, swear up and down that the dragon-lady boss character, Vivian Grant, bears no resemblance to Judith Regan... [GalleyCat]