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Posts Tagged ‘Eamon Dolan’

Eamon Dolan To Helm New Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Imprint

Eamon Dolan will leave Penguin Press to run his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. According to The New York Times, Dolan’s imprint will be called “Eamon Dolan Books.” The imprint will publish ten narrative and serious nonfiction books every year.

Here’s more from the article: “Before Mr. Dolan joined the Penguin Press in 2007, he was editor in chief at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. While at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mr. Dolan edited Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman and 3 Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger, among other best-sellers.”

Dolan will begin his new role on June 13th. At Penguin, Dolan was demoted from editor-in-chief to executive editor due to the recent hiring of Scott Moyers.

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalists Announced

abna_logo-200.jpgThe 100 semifinalists were announced by Amazon.com and Penguin Group in the second-annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The panel of judges will name three finalists on May 15, 2009, and Amazon readers will pick the final winner.

According to the release, the semifinalists represent 94 cities, 33 U.S. states and seven countries. Four authors came from New York City and one hailed from Duncraig, Western Australia.

Here’s more from the release: “Once Penguin selects the three finalists, a panel of esteemed publishing professionals–including bestselling authors Sue Grafton and Sue Monk Kidd, literary agent Barney Karpfinger and Penguin Press Editor-in-Chief Eamon Dolan–will read and post their critiques of the top three manuscripts on Friday, May 15, [here].” (Via.)

Changes at Penguin Press

Publishers Marketplace reports this morning that Eamon Dolan will move from Houghton Mifflin to Penguin Press as vp, editor-in-chief, as of July 9. At HM, Dolan acquired titles by Eric Schlosser, Stefan Fatsis, Nathaniel Fick, Richard Dawkins, and Jerome Groopman, among many others. Current Penguin Press Editor-in-chief Scott Moyers is moving to The Wylie Agency as a director.