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Posts Tagged ‘Mauro DiPreta’

Michelle Aielli Moves to Hachette Books

Hachette LogoMichelle Aielli has been named executive director of publicity at Hachette Books. She will report to publisher Mauro DiPreta.

In new new role, Aielli will oversee the publicity for both the division’s brand and the titles on its list. The start date for her new position has been set for November 17th.

For the past 10 years, Aielli has worked in the Little, Brown PR team. She launched and managed campaigns for James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, Donna Tartt, Keith Richards, Elin Hilderbrand, Jonathan Safran Foer, and more.

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Paul Whitlatch to Join Hachette as Senior Editor

28af7b3Paul Whitlatch is leaving Simon & Schuster’s Scribner imprint to join the Hachette Books as Senior Editor later this month. He will be reporting to Hachetter Publisher Mauro DiPreta.

The editor has worked with a number of  bestselling authors including: actor James Franco, Harvard education expert Tony Wagner, novelist David Goodwillie and former CIA attorney John Rizzo. Here is more about his latest work from the press release: “His recent projects include Enough, a book on gun violence by former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly; Consumed, the debut novel by film director David Cronenberg; and MIT scientist David Rose’s Enchanted Objects, a book about the future of technology.”

According to his LinkedIn page, Whitlatch spent six years at Scribner as an editor. Prior to that he was an editorial assistant at W.W. Norton & Company. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at New York University, as well as a moderator at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2011, Whitlatch was a Frankfurt Fellow and in 2013 he was named a Visiting International Publisher by the Australian Council for the Arts. He will begin his new post will join Hachette July 21st.

Ron Burgundy Autobiography Coming

Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint will publish a “fully authorized tell-all autobiography” of Ron Burgundy, the fictional hero of Anchorman and the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings will be released on November 19th and the movie sequel comes out in December. Creative Artists Agency negotiated the deal with Crown Archetype editor-in-chief Mauro DiPreta. DiPreta will also edit the book.

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Mauro DiPreta & Amanda Patten Join Crown

Both Mauro DiPreta and Amanda Patten have joined the Crown Publishing Group at Random House.

DiPreta is now the associate publisher of HarperCollins’ It Books at HarperCollins, but he will join Crown as editor-in-chief and vice president of Crown Archetype. In a brand new position, he will direct editorial teams at Archetype, Harmony Books, Crown Business, and Crown Forum, but also acquire and edit books for the imprints.

Patten will now serve as senior editor at Crown Trade Paperbacks after spending eight years at Simon & Schuster. Here’s more about the post, from the internal memo: “Amanda will oversee paperback conversions and backlist development for Three Rivers Press, Crown Business, and Crown Forum. She will also acquire and edit original titles in the pop culture, humor, and practical nonfiction categories.”