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Phoenix Books President Michael Viner Has Died

AQ57570LOGO.jpgMichael Viner, the president of Phoenix Books, Inc., passed away this weekend.

Here’s more from his company: “Viner’s accomplished career spanned over thirty years across the diverse areas of publishing, music and film. Viner was the President of Beverly Hills-based Phoenix Books Inc., a leading independent book and audio publisher. The recipient of numerous Grammy, Audie and Parent’s Choice Awards, Mr. Viner was widely credited with revolutionizing and reinventing the audiobook industry as the co-founder of Dove Audio.”

Over the years, Viner made many publishing headlines: criticizing aan O.J. Simpson book, buying a book by disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, and guiding the company that published a varied list that included rock star Gene Simmons and television host Larry King.

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Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.