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Phoebe Yeh To Serve as Crown Books for Young Readers Publisher

Phoebe Yeh has been named the new vice president and publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers.

Previously, Yeh spent seventeen years as an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She has worked with National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean MyersBig Nate series author Lincoln Pierce, and Caldecott Honor-winning husband and wife duo Betsy and Ted Lewin.

A number of other job changes were announced this week…

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Irish Times Editor Scores Four-Book Deal

Irish Times arts editor Shane Hegarty landed a four-book deal with HarperCollins after an auction at the Bologna Book Fair. You can meet the debut author on Twitter.

The publisher bought English world rights for Hegarty’s Darkmouth, a series of middle grade fantasy novels. Marianne Gunn O’Connor of Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency negotiated the deal with HarperCollins U.S. editorial director Phoebe Yeh and HarperCollins U.K. fiction publishing director Nick Lake. Here’s more from the release:

In this monster-hunting, debut middle-grade fantasy series, DARKMOUTH, humans and monsters—properly called Legends—live in separate worlds.  And it is the Legend Hunters who work to keep the population safe.  Our hero Finn is the son of the last remaining Legend Hunter.  In a society where Legend Hunting skills are passed down through generations, Finn is slated to carry on that tradition. Ironically, Finn proves unskilled and the fate of the world rests with him.

Tom Isbell Lands 7-Figure Book Deal

Actor Tom Isbell has landed a seven-figure book deal at HarperCollins’ children’s division for a young adult fantasy trilogy.

The first book is entitled The Hatchery. Literary agent Victoria Sanders negotiated the deal with acquiring editors Alyson Day and Phoebe Yeh. A tentative publication date has been set for 2013.

Isbell has starred in movies alongside Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Harrison Ford. He has also written children’s plays; he is currently adapting Rodman Philbrick‘s Newberry Honor-winning book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (to be produced by Theatre for Young Audiences at the Kennedy Center in the fall of 2012).

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