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David Moldawer Leaves Amazon Publishing

Amazon Publishing senior editor David Moldawer is headed to the online education start-up creativeLIVE to serve as director of business. He will still be based in New York City.

Moldawer joined Amazon in September 2011. Previously, he had served as an editor at McGraw-Hill Business. He explained his new role in an email:

I will be working with many of the same authors I once edited or sought to acquire, only this time they will be teaching live courses on business subjects … Authors like Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, and Ryan Holiday have already taught creativeLIVE courses to tens of thousands of viewers around the world, and many more business experts are on the way. So I’ve left book publishing, but I will still be an active part of the industry in many ways–I also hope to use creativeLIVE to sell a ton of our experts’ books!

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Deepak Chopra & Sanjiv Chopra Land Major Deal with Amazon

Deepak Chopra and his brother Sanjiv Chopra have sold their memoir to Amazon’s New York City publishing imprint in a major ($500,000 or higher) deal. Brotherhood: A Tale of Faith, Big Dreams, and the Power of Persistence.

Trident Media Group chairman Robert Gottlieb negotiated the deal with Amazon’s Larry Kirshbaum and David Moldawer. Gottlieb added: “I am delighted that Amazon, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra are in business together in a major book deal that is a game-changer for the publishing industry.”

This is Trident’s second major deal with Amazon. Last month, Amazon reportedly paid $800,000 for a memoir from Penny Marshall, the Laverne & Shirley star and director.

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David Moldawer Joins Amazon’s Trade Publishing House as Senior Editor

David Moldawer has been named senior editor as Amazon’s New York City-based trade publishing unit.

Previously, he had served as an editor at McGraw-Hill Business.

On Twitter, he provided some clues about his work at Amazon: “In case you haven’t seen the news elsewhere, I’ve joined Amazon’s new NYC-based trade publishing house as a Senior Editor. Woohoo! … [I'll edit] Business, of course, and other nonfic. And the category I call ‘books by Josh Kaufman.’”