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Pope Francis To Publish ‘On Heaven and Earth’ in English

Pope Francis I will publish On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the 21st Century, a book he wrote as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Random House’s Image Books imprint will release the translation on May 7.  Random House Mondadori CEO Nuria Cabuti negotiated the deal with Crown Publishing Group publisher Maya Mavjee. Here’s more about the book:

Written with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina, On Heaven and Earth records seminal discussions from numerous hours of conversation between the two religious leaders, and addresses such topics as God, fundamentalism, atheism, the Holocaust, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization.

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Michelle Obama to Publish Her First Book

Michelle Obama will publish American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities next April. Crown will publish the four-color hardcover, the first book written by the First Lady.

Obama will not earn an advance for the book, and plans “to donate all net or after-tax author proceeds to a charity or charities to be named later.” Crown Publishing Group publisher Maya Mavjee made the announcement today.

Here’s more about the book: “Through telling the story of the White House kitchen garden, Mrs. Obama will explore in American Grown how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health of families and communities across America. Mrs. Obama will describe how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn – the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s ‘Victory Garden’ planted during World War II. The book will be inspirational and instructive and will provide ideas and resources for readers to get involved in the movement to create community, school, and urban gardens, support local farmers’ markets, and make small lifestyle changes to achieve big health results.”

Molly Stern Named Publisher Crown Publishers & Broadway Books

crown.jpegFormer Viking Books editorial director Molly Stern has been named senior vice president & publisher at Crown Publishers and Broadway Books.

Stern joined Viking in 1995, and most recently served as both editorial director of fiction and executive editor at the Penguin Group imprint. She acquired many titles, including Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians and Koren ZailckasSmashed: A Story of Drunken Girlhood.

At Crown, Molly will supervise general interest hardcover trade fiction and nonfiction publishing programs. Crown publisher Maya Mavjee announced the news in a memo; a copy is embedded below.

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Major Restructuring at Crown Publishing Group; Shaye Areheart Books Closed

crown.jpegToday Crown Publishing Group detailed a major reorganization at the Random House division, changes helmed by publisher Maya Mavjee since her December appointment. The division will be divided into three editorial units: “general interest trade nonfiction and fiction; branded/category books; and four-color and lifestyle books, encompassing our cookbook, design, syle, crafts, and visual arts titles.”

Along with the shift, the Shaye Areheart Books imprint will be closed–but publisher Shaye Areheart will continue to serve as editor-at-large. Broadway Books was hardest hit by the reshuffling as publisher Diane Salvatore and senior editor Lorraine Glennnon will both step down.

In addition, the Crown Publishing Group publicity department will now be unified with one leader, and executive director of publicity Katie Wainwright will leave the company. Finally, the publisher has named Tina Constable publisher of the new Crown Archetype imprint, Harmony Books, Crown Forum, and Crown Business (a new imprint that combines Crown and Broadway Business). Also, Tina Pohlman will serve as publisher of Three Rivers Press and Broadway Paperbacks

The whole memo is embedded after the jump.

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Crown Publishing Group Split and Publisher Leaves

crown.jpegRandom House CEO Markus Dohle announced today that Crown Publishing Group will be broken into two distinct groups. Crown Publishing Group publisher Jenny Frost is leaving the company. Doubleday Canada’s executive publisher Maya Mavjee will take over as publisher of the restructured Crown Publishing Group.

In a memo Random House CEO Markus Dohle summarized the changes: “After an extensive review, we believe that both our overall publishing interests and those of our respective imprints, authors, and our colleagues, will now be best served by splitting off the current Crown Publishing Group into separately structured and distinct groups: one comprised of the Crown trade-publishing imprints; the other with the Random House Audio Group and the Random House Information Group.”

As the news broke, GalleyCat had a telephone interview with Random House, Inc. spokesperson Stuart Applebaum: “Mavjee is joining Crown to maximize their publishing potential,” he explained. He also stressed the digital potential of the restructuring: “One of the rationales for the reorganization is to give our Random House Information Group publishing lines an even greater opportunity to expand on their digital publishing options. Already the Fodor’s Travel site is one of the most popular in its area, and we expect to be able to grow these businesses digitally on what has been a very strong foundation.”

The restructuring memo follows after the jump.

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