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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: HarperCollins, Random House, Oxford University Press

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a publicist, while Random House is on the hunt for a copy editor for its children’s books division. Oxford University Press is seeking a senior editor of social work and public health/epidemiology, and Macmillan needs a metadata manager. Get the details on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the Mediabistro Job Board: HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, University of California Press

This week, HarperCollins is on the hunt for a new senior production editor, while Chronicle Books needs a senior editor for its lifestyle publishing group. University of California Press is hiring an editorial director, and Bedford/St. Martin’s is seeking an online content specialist. Get the details on these gigs and more below, and find additional just-posted publishing jobs on mediabistro.com.

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HarperCollins to Buy Thomas Nelson

HarperCollins Publishers revealed today that they have sealed a “definitive agreement” to buy Christian publisher Thomas Nelson. Terms of the deal were not revealed, and will be finalized by the end of the year.

Follow this link to read the complete release. Thomas Nelson publishes many inspirational titles, including books by authors like Billy Graham, Max Lucado and Dave Ramsey. In 1988, HarperCollins acquired the Christian publisher, Zondervan.

HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray had this comment in the release: “Founded in 1798 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Nelson shares a long and rich heritage with both New York’s Harper Brothers and Scotland’s William Collins & Sons. It is thus with great pleasure that I look forward to welcoming Thomas Nelson to the HarperCollins family.”

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.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: HarperCollins, Palgrave Macmillan, Oxford University Press

This week, HarperCollins is looking for a senior designer, as well as a marketing coordinator. Palgrave Macmillan is on the hunt for a new inside sales representative, and Oxford University Press is hiring an assistant online marketing manager. Get the details on these jobs and more below, and find additional just-posted publishing gigs on mediabistro.com.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

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.

For more job listings, go to the Mediabistro job board, and to post a job, visit our employer page. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

Book Promotion Advice for the Digital Age

ebooksummit23.jpgWhat can writers do to promote their work in the digital age? Rob Macdonald from Scribd, Scott Weisenthal from Off the Bookshelf, Nina Lassam from Wattpad, and Debbie Stier shared their thoughts during a book promotion panel at our eBook Summit last week.

Lassam shared the example of novelist Diana Ilinca. The author will publish Zirconya: The Sage of Aluh’Nehn in June, but Ilinca developed a side story from the novel on Wattpad. After interacting with her readers every week, Ilinca built a fan base for her upcoming novel.

Stier suggested that people pay more attention to mobile devices. She highlighted Foursquare’s use of coupons and how food trucks use Twitter to announce their locations. Stier predicted that writers, especially those in nonfiction, can capitalize on similar techniques.

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HarperCollins’ Debbie Stier on the Stigma of Self-Publishing

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Self-published authors have long been stigmatized for writing and selling their own books, but digital publishing is changing the game — and the industry’s perception. In a talk at the upcoming Mediabistro Circus, HarperCollins SVP and associate publisher Debbie Stier will discuss how digital trends are affecting publishing, from book acquisitions to marketing. Writer Jennifer Pullinger asked Stier: Because would-be authors can amass influence more easily through online and social media today, and the barriers to entry like economics and distribution are not as insurmountable as before, is that stigma fading faster, or will they always be two steps behind the established publishing houses?

“The barriers to entry for a writer to publish a book are lower than ever, and as a result, there are more self-published books than ever before. However, I think there’s still a stigma attached (whether justified or not) and that an established publisher still represents quality control. The fact of the matter is that the Internet is the ultimate tool for allowing the cream to rise, and I do believe that this will ultimately lead to the stigma diminishing. I don’t think we are there yet, but we are well on our way.”

Debbie Stier shares “Lessons From a Publisher” in her upcoming presentation at Mediabistro Circus on May 20 in New York.

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It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

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Doubleday recently posted the cover art for the new J. California Cooper novel, Life Is Short But Wide, and it seems the design team pulled up the same photo from the Getty Images archives that HarperCollins used three years ago for Jeffrey Ford‘s Edgar-winning The Girl in the Glass. If you look closely, you can spot the three main differences: When Georgia Liebman designed the cover to The Girl in the Glass back in ’05, she added, well, a girl in the glass, along with a blue butterfly—and, as far as my untrained eye can see, those two pairs of shoes in the Doubleday cover appear to have been put in by that illustration’s designer. (But I could be wrong—UPDATE: And no less an authority than Jeffrey Ford writes in to correct me: “I believe the boots were actually original to the photo, because Harper Collins originally showed it to me with the boots, and I asked them to remove them as there are no boots in the story.”)

The original photograph was taken by the late Debra McClinton, who committed suicide last year by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. This weekend, San Francisco’s Gallery 291 showed a memorial exhibition.

Atria Picks Up Durand As Senior Editor

sarah-durand-headshot.jpgAfter a decade working her way up the editorial ladder at William Morrow, Sarah Durand is relocating to Simon & Schuster‘s Atria Books imprint after the Labor Day weekend, retaining her current title of senior editor.

Durand’s recent portfolio of acquisitions for the Morrow, Avon, and Harper imprints ranges a memoir from the wife of the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and an etiquette guide for Goths to a tour of the world’s Jewish communities (“from Rangoon to Havana and from Tehran to the hills of Uganda,” according to the deal announcement). Her track record is most clearly established, however, in the acquisition of mysteries and thrillers. Either way, she looks to be a good fit with Atria’s existing areas of focus.

(photo: Gawker/N. Tamindzic)

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