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Bloomsbury Acquires Fairchild Books

Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Fairchild Books.

This New York-based publisher specializes in textbooks and educational resources on visual arts-related topics such as fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design. Kathryn Earle will serve as the head of Fairchild Books while Jonathan Glasspool will serve as the managing director.

Here’s more from the release: “Through its Berg imprint, Bloomsbury has been ex-North American distributor for Fairchild Books since 2006. Growth has been particularly strong in the Indian market, where Bloomsbury has recently announced it is setting up a new subsidiary company. With this acquisition, Bloomsbury will significantly expand its US presence and raise its profile through an association with a leading brand in a market niche where it is already well established.”

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Bloomsbury Publishing Seeks Dynamic Director of Publicity

Ready for a new gig? Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for a new director of publicity to manage its adult PR department.

In this role, you’ll act as the chief representative and spokesperson for U.S. adult media, setting strategic publicity goals for each title. You’ll also liaise with authors and editors, as well as the marketing and sales staff, on publicity campaigns.

To land the position, you should have significant book publicity experience, including booking top-line media, maintaining a budget and managing a staff. Those with a team-player attitude and excellent contacts in the traditional and digital media spaces are most wanted. Interested? Apply here.

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‘The Pirates! Band Of Misfits’ Trailer Released

Sony Pictures Animation has released a trailer for The Pirates! Band Of Misfits. We’ve embedded the video for the adaptation of Gideon Defoe‘s books above–what do you think?

Here’s more from Deadline: “Directed by Peter Lord and co-directed by Jeff Newitt, the stop-motion 3D adventure is based on books by Gideon Defoe, who also scripted. With the voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton and David Tennant, it opens March 30.”

According to Defoe’s website, the movie had a budget of $60 million. Defoe, a British author, has published four books in The Pirates! series. Book five, The Pirates! In an Adventure with the Romantics, will be released by Bloomsbury in June 2012.

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: HarperCollins, Harvard Business Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing

This week, HarperCollins is looking for a production editor and a marketing manager, while Harvard Business Publishing is hiring a senior online editor. Bloomsbury Publishing needs a controller, and Cambridge University Press is seeking a college sales and marketing assistant. Get the details on these just-posted gigs below, and find more new openings on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Orbit, Amazon, HarperCollins

This week, Orbit is looking for a new editor, and Amazon is hiring a senior manager of site merchandising and product management. HarperCollins is searching for an online marketing manager, and Random House needs an senior publicist for its children’s division. Interested? Get the scoop on these gigs and more below, as well as on mediabistro.com.

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Sarah Odedina Leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Sarah Odedina will be leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books to serve as publisher of a new children’s fiction list at the Swedish media group, Bonnier.

Odedina published all of J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter books during her fourteen-year tenure at Bloomsbury. She has also worked with authors Sharon Creech, Jennifer Donnelly and Neil Gaiman. She began her career at Penguin Books and Orchard Books.

Odedina (pictured, via) explained to Publishers Weekly: “It was a very hard decision to leave Bloomsbury but a very easy decision to join Bonnier. These opportunities don’t come along very often and it was so clear that I should accept it.” Her start date at Bonnier has not yet been announced because Odedina has agreed to stay on at Bloomsbury a successor has been appointed.

Harry Potter the Exhibition Opens in New York City

Harry Potter the Exhibition” opened today at New York City’s Discovery Times Square. The video embedded above offers a sneak peek at the show that displays eight movies’ worth of props, costumes, and settings.

Featured costumes include Hermione Granger‘s yule ball gown, Cedric Diggory‘s quidditch uniform, and Professor Albus Dumbledore‘s wizard robes. We spotted three horcruxes, including Salazar Slytherin‘s locket, Helga Hufflepuff‘s cup, and Tom Riddle‘s diary (basilisk fang included). Dobby the house elf, Fawkes the phoenix, and the Hungarian Horn Tail dragon also appear.

The exhibition  includes interactive segments as well. A few lucky volunteers can draw a Hogwarts house assignment from a sorting hat. Everyone can pull out Professor Sprout‘s shrieking mandrake plants and sit in the half-giant’s leather chair inside Hagrid‘s Hut.

Rare ‘Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone’ Copy Stolen

A man and a woman stole a first-edition copy of Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone at the “Art You Grew Up With Exhibition” in Oxfordshire, England. It is estimated that only 300 to 500 copies of this rare book exists; this particular stolen copy was worth over $9,500.

The Sun quoted Oxford book dealer Adrian Greenwood who loaned the book to the exhibit: “It was a first edition that was library stock. A dealer in London had one offered to them by someone who left a fake phone number. It is very unusual. Whoever stole it will have a terrible time selling it. We have photos of where it is restored so it’s easy to identify.”

Bloomsbury UK first acquired the Harry Potter series, publishing Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. A year later, Scholastic brought Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone to the American market. (Via the Economic Times)

Bloomsbury Acquires Ducksworth Academics

Bloomsbury has acquired the Ducksworth Academics list. Peter Mayer, the managing director of Duckworth, and Nigel Newton, the CEO of Bloomsbury, made the joint announcement earlier this week.

Bloomsbury’s Bristol Classical Press will oversee the academic list and that is the name it will operate under. In addition, the Duckworth Trade list will be sold by Bloomsbury in the UK and overseas. Ducksworth will remain an independent press after the transition.

Mayer explained: “We have sought to develop a structure for our two parts and we found it with Bloomsbury. The new structure looks to a future in which both parts of the present Duckworth can prosper in different ways. On the general side we aim to fulfill the promise of the historic Duckworth Trade list, a trade publisher since its founding by Gerald Duckworth in 1898.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

Bloomsbury Partners with Qatar Financial

Bloomsbury has entered into a business partnership with The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority to produce what it called a “definitive guide and reference to the financial world today”, reports the Bookseller. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is a financial and business centre established by the Government of Qatar and located in Doha. It will work with the Harry Potter publisher to produce Qatar Finance, a new banking and finance information resource and its online version www.QFinance.com.

Nigel Newton, founder and chief executive of Bloomsbury, said: “Qatar Finance – The Ultimate Resource is a unique project of global significance. It will be the definitive guide and reference to the financial world today and will become the globally recognized print and online first point of reference for people involved in finance from business leaders to students and all levels in between.”

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