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Carrie Kania Leaves Harper Perennial & Harper Paperbacks

Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks publisher Carrie Kania will depart, heading to London to serve as an agent at Conville & Walsh. Her departure also sparked a reorganization at the publisher.

HarperCollins has restructured the Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks imprints, bringing them under the umbrella of the Harper and William Morrow divisions. Harper Division publisher Jonathan Burnham now oversees Harper Perennial. William Morrow, Avon, and HarperVoyager publisher Liate Stehlik will take control of Harper paperbacks.

Here’s more about the restructure, from the internal memo: “Cal Morgan will continue in the role of Editorial Director of the Harper Perennial paperback originals, reporting to Jonathan. Additionally, Amy Baker, Senior Director of Marketing, and Erica Barmash, Marketing Manager, will remain with the Harper Perennial imprint, reporting to Jonathan. Gregory Henry, Senior Publicity Manager, Anne Tate, Senior Publicist, Peter Henningsen, Assistant Publicist, will move over to Tina Andreadis, VP/Director Publicity. Michael Signorelli, Editor, will join the Harper editorial team.”

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Stephanie Meyers & Michael Signorelli Promoted at HarperCollins

HarperCollins’ has made two promotions in its editorial team at the Harper Perennial imprint.

Michael Signorelli has been named editor. He started off as a rotational intern and worked in marketing before joining editorial. Some of his authors include Dennis Cooper, Justin Taylor, and Hannah Nordhaus.

Stephanie Meyers has also been named editor. She has been with the company for five years  and we interviewed her last year. Her titles include The Official CIA Guide to Trickery and Deception, The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, and Cruising Attitude.

BookCourt Bookseller Lands Debut Novel Deal

BookCourt bookseller and blogger Adam Wilson has sold his debut novel to Harper Perennial. Flatscreen is “a coming-of-age story about a young man trying to become a new person in a world where nothing is new,” and publication is set for 2012.

Wilson serves as pop culture blogger for Black Book and deputy editor of The Faster Times. Erin Hosier of the Dunow, Carlson and Lerner literary agency negotiated the deal for world English rights with editor Michael Signorelli.

Signorelli had this statement in the release: “We became aware of Adam through his blogging and his stellar bookselling at Book Court. Acquiring Adam’s novel is like a last-minute present to myself. This and last week have been so quiet, hardly anyone’s around to tell me ‘no.’”