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Tanya Hall Named CEO at Greenleaf Book Group

A number of publishing job promotions and changes were announced this week.

Greenleaf Book Group founder Clint Greenleaf will step down as CEO and serve as chairman. Tanya Hall, the current COO, has been named his successor.

Two members of the Soho Press editorial team have received promotions. Juliet Grames has been named associate publisher and Mark Doten is now senior editor.

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How To Build a Short Story Anthology

Do you dream of resurrecting your favorite short stories in an anthology?

Today on the Morning Media Menu, author and Publishers Marketplace news editor Sarah Weinman explained how she created her new collection, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense.

During the interview, Weinman explained how she assembled the collection from scratch, reviving stories that have been lost for years.

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Elizabeth Keenan Promoted at Plume & Hudson Street Press

Elizabeth Keenan has been promoted to executive director of publicity at Plume and Hudson Street Press.

Keenan has worked on campaigns for the reboot of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, George Orwell’s 1984, and Sarah Jio’s The Violets of March.

A number of publishers have announced promotions for their staff members this past week.

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Jacob Lewis Named Publishing Director for Crown, Hogarth & Broadway Books

A number of publishing professionals made job moves this week.

Over at the Crown Publishing Group, Jacob Lewis will leave his post as Figment CEO to work as vice president and publishing director for Crown, Hogarth and Broadway Books.

He will report to senior vice president and publisher Molly Stern.

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Phoebe Yeh To Serve as Crown Books for Young Readers Publisher

Phoebe Yeh has been named the new vice president and publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers.

Previously, Yeh spent seventeen years as an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She has worked with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean MyersBig Nate series author Lincoln Pierce, and Caldecott Honor-winning husband and wife duo Betsy and Ted Lewin.

A number of other job changes were announced this week…

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Cal Morgan Named Executive Editor at the Harper Division

We’ve had a number of job changes in the publishing world this week.

Cal Morgan will leave his post as publisher at HarperCollins’ It Books imprint to serve as senior vice president and executive editor at the Harper division. Morgan will continue on as editorial director for Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks.

Throughout his career, he has worked on projects with several celebrity authors such as Amy PoehlerAlan Cumming, and Tom Piazza.

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Jason Rekulak Named Quirk Books Publisher

Jason Rekulak has been promoted to publisher of Quirk Books. In addition, Brett Cohen has been promoted to president at Quirk Books and David Borgenicht will take the role of Quirk Productions CEO.

Rekulak acquired and edited many of the house’s bestsellers including the mash-up title Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A number of other publishing organizations have also announced promotions this week…

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Revolving Door News at Crown, Peanuts Worldwide & More

A number of publishers announced new hires and promotions this week.

Tracy Behar has been promoted to executive editor and VP at Little, Brown and Company. She has been with this imprint for eight years.

Lania Adler now holds the title of vice president and senior director of marketing at HarperOne.

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Kerri Kolen Heads to G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Kerri Kolen will be moving to G.P. Putnam’s Sons at Penguin Group (USA).

Kolen will serve as executive editor and specialize in popular nonfiction. She will start her new position on February 25th.

Throughout Kolen’s career, she has worked at Simon & Schuster and Hyperion. Some of the titles on her list include A Stolen Life by Jaycee DugardWishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher and HODA: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee by Hoda Kotb.

What do Book Editors Want in 2013?

As writers make good on their New Year’s resolutions to finish their projects, it is important to ask: What do editors want this year?

The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, a London-based organization, posed that question to fifty-six different editors from both the UK and the US.

The lists included Penguin Group (USA) senior editor Brent Howard (New American Library imprint), Random House UK editor Emma Buckley and Sidgwick & Jackson editorial director Ingrid Connell.

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