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Quercus US Renamed Mobius

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Quercus US, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based publisher, is being rebranded as Mobius. The house will publish titles from across all Hachette UK lists in the U.S., beginning with titles from Hodder, Headline, John Murray Press, and Quercus.

Ross Retires, Spence Steps Up at Regnery

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Marji Ross is retiring from Regnery Publishing on January 1, 2020, after a 20-year run at the house. Tom Spence, senior editor at Regnery and publisher of its Gateway imprint, will assume the role of president and publisher.

HMH Will Cut Workforce by 8%

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As part of a financial update released last week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it plans to eliminate about 8% of its workforce in another effort to align its operations with its business objectives.

To Sell More Books, S&S Hits the Road

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The S&S Selects PrePub Tour sends authors of books due out next season from Simon & Schuster’s five adult imprints across the country to schmooze with literary tastemakers around the country.