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Score That Job: Hachette Book Group

Do you have the New York Times Best Seller list memorized? Do you have a passion for books and want to get into the publishing business?

In this episode of “Score That Job,” career expert, author and mediabistro editor Vicki Salemi sat down with Andrea Weinzimer of Hachette Book Group to get the inside dirt on what they’re looking for in a candidate.

Here a few tips — know the industry and know which authors they publish (hint: rhymes with James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, David Sedaris…). Or just watch the video.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Penguin, Hachette, American Library Association

This week, we have an amazing batch of openings for you. Penguin Group is looking for a new director of digital publishing, and Hachette Book Group needs a mobile analyst. The American Library Association is hiring a senior production editor, while Rodale Books is seeking an editorial director. Get the details on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted publishing gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: Penguin, Hachette, Kirkus Media

This week, Penguin is looking for a new publicist/producer, while Hachette Book Group is on the hunt for a new mobile analyst. Kirkus Media is hiring a book editor, and Random House is seeking a digital customer operations manager. Get the details on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

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Hachette Book Group Seeks Techie for Mobile Analyst Gig

Hold the phone! Hachette Book Group is looking for a mobile analyst to join its digital technology group in New York. The company is looking for a “hands-on, creatively minded technologist” to oversee a team of remote developers, and ensure that mobile apps are built correctly, efficiently and effectively.

In this role, you’ll be creating, reviewing and revising designs for new and existing mobile systems, while evaluating them from a technical perspective. You’ll create prototypes, templates and more, and define solutions and mobile development best practices. Read more

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Macmillan, Hachette Book Group, Rodale

This week, tech-savvy job seekers are in luck. Macmillian is hiring a digital marketing associate; Rodale is searching for a digital books producer; and New York University press needs an e-marketing specialist. If those gigs aren’t up your alley, Oxford University Press is on the hunt for an editor and Hachette Book Group is seeking a production editor. Get all the details on these opportunities below, and sift through more new openings on mediabistro.com.

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Penguin Partners with NetGalley

Starting this winter, Penguin Group (USA) will distribute review copies through NetGalley–a digital option for book reviewers.

Penguin can now invite reviewers, media contacts, and other professional readers to access digital galleys (some in full color) and promotional materials. NetGalley works on both computers and eReading devices (including Nook, Kobo, Sony eReader, and iPad).

According to the release, 85 publishers currently use NetGalley and its services. Some of those publishers include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hachette Book Group, and HarperCollins Publishers.

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Small Increase for Lagardere

Forbes reports that Lagardere SCA, parent company of Hachette Book Group and its UK arm, said first half sales were up 6.8 pct from a year earlier, to 3.955 bln eur, aided by the consolidation of Warner Book Group. The book publishing business had sales growth of 10.6 pct, to 897 mln eur. Like-for-like growth was 1.7 pct, in line with company expectations.

Publishers Get Into the Speakers’ Bureau Game

At the New York Times, Celia McGee highlights the growing number of publishers who have set up separate speakers’ bureaus for select authors. In the last two years, several major publishing houses have set up speakers bureaus. HarperCollins was the first, in May 2005, followed by Random House (which outsourced its program to the American Program Bureau rather than build its own.) Knopf and Penguin established in-house speakers bureaus in 2006, and two other publishers, Holtzbrinck and the Hachette Book Group, may do the same.

A speakers bureau “goes beyond the traditional marketing opportunities,” said Jamie Brickhouse, who heads the HarperCollins enterprise. “It’s a way for authors to continue to raise their profiles and reach new audiences. It’s great for the frontlist and for the backlist, and has brought new life to authors who don’t have an ongoing book push.” The fees charged by such bureaus for authors (like James Swanson, left) can be steep – from $5000 to $35,000 an appearance depending on the author’s status. But some, like PW editor-in-chief Sara Nelson, expressed concern with the trend, worried that it put too much pressure on authors to hone their presentation skills, potentially at the expense of their literary development. “If whether you’re able to sell yourself as a speaker is part of finding a publisher or not concerns me,” she said.

Good News for Lagardere

Lagardere, parent company of Hachette Book Group (as well as Hachette’s UK arm comprising Hodder Headline, Orion and Little, Brown Book Group) reports its first quarter revenues and for the publishing arm, revenues rose by 29.2% to 411.2m euros (or ($554 million), largely due to the consolidation of 83m euros of sales from Time Warner Book Group. On a like-for-like basis, revenues to end March 2007 advanced by 3.0%. They report that the 2007 outlook for Lagardere Publishing is good, especially for Education in France and Spain and for Literature in the United States.

ESPN Wants To Hook With Books

Jeff Trachtenberg at the Wall Street Journal looks at the sports network ESPN’s newest venture: trying to get its target 18-34 male crowd to read books. Witness last week’s news about former basketball player John Amaechi‘s recent disclosure that he is gay, Trachtenberg writes. While it isn’t exactly a shocker that some pro athletes happen to be gay, the story quickly became national news. A big part of the reason is that Mr. Amaechi’s memoir “Man in the Middle,” published by ESPN Books, is now hitting the shelves. The imprint is small, but it is using its ties to the rest of ESPN to help build buzz around its titles.

So far, the company has a few good sellers but nothing in the blockbuster domain, though that may change – especially as the big chains recognize ESPN’s marketing potential. In each Borders superstore, for example, there are now two shelves labeled ESPN-Borders Bestsellers; a third is branded ESPN Instant Classics. “We are seeing significant sales increases where we have signage featuring ESPN personalities promoting specific titles,” says Christine Edwards, a Borders category manager. Barnes & Noble publishes two sports encyclopedias in conjunction with ESPN Books, one for football and one for baseball. “It’s worked for us because their brand is ubiquitous,” says Bruce Lubin, a Barnes & Noble vice president.

Rival publishers have noticed. “If they didn’t have the TV stuff and everything else, they’d be as hard-pressed as other publishers to make these books into major events,” says Rick Wolff, executive editor at Hachette Book Group. But having “everything else” does make it likely that a title will break big – perhaps William Nack‘s memoir RUFFIAN, a novella-length account of the racing writer’s relationship with the bad-luck filly who died in 1975 after racing head-to-head with Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. A movie is forthcoming on the Disney Channel, later to be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2. If that’s not synergy, what is?

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