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Next Up for Anthony Ziccardi: Permuted Press

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After working for more than 20 years for three of the Big Five trade houses, Anthony Ziccardi left corporate publishing for the indie press world in 2013. Now, Ziccardi, publisher, and owner of Post Hill Press and an affiliate company, Permuted Press, is working to rebrand the latter.

The Great Courses’ Great 30th Year

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As it enters its fourth decade, the Great Courses, the Teaching Company’s educational audio and video publisher, has increased its focus on digital video content and distribution—all while inking new deals with such partners as Penguin Random House and Scientific American.

Fischbach Out At Coffee House Press

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After 25 years at Coffee House Press, and publisher since 2011, Chris Fischbach is no longer associated with the Minneapolis literary nonprofit press. On Monday, CHP's board named Carla Valadez interim managing director.

Mass Center for the Book Binds and Abides

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In its 20th year, the Massachusetts Center for the Book is adapting to offer its core programming digitally while waiting to hear whether the state funding on which it relies will remain intact in the face of significant budget shortfalls.

Hachette Launches BIPOC Imprint: Legacy Lit

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Hachette Book Group has launched Legacy Lit, a new imprint that will focus on books by BIPOC writers. The imprint will be led by Krishan Trotman, and will focus primarily on nonfiction titles, publishing 12-15 books a year starting in 2022.

As Key Decision Looms, Bolton Demands Jury Trial

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In his long-awaited answer to the government's civil complaint, former national security adviser John Bolton denied that he broke any laws in publishing his bestselling memoir 'The Room Where It Happened.' But with a DoJ motion for Summary Judgment now pending before the court, it's unclear whether a jury will get the case any time soon.

Meet the Publicist: Fauzia Burke

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When the internet was in its infancy, Fauzia Burke, a tech-savvy publicity and marketing professional, quit her publishing job and launch FSB Associates, a book publicity firm. 25 years later, it's clear she made the right call.

Arcadia Expands Wildsam Offerings

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A little more than one year after it acquired Wildsam Field Guides, Arcadia Publishing has expanded the series through several initiatives, including the addition of new editors and the launch of new lines.

DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

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The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.'

PRH Launches Book the Vote Initiative

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Penguin Random House has partnered up with PEN America, Out of Print, and When We All Vote to launch Book the Vote, which the publisher describes as a "nonpartisan initiative to protect free speech and ensure every voter’s right to participate in elections."

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