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F+W Creates Standalone Book Group

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F+W Media has established a new standalone book group, naming Heidi Sachner as its chief. Sachner, in her new role, will be responsible for all book publishing in F+W's various communities.

Amazon May Split Second Headquarters

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Speculation swirled yesterday that Amazon intends to select two sites for its second headquarters, splitting the new HQ2 between Crystal City, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of Queens, New York.

The Random House and Crown Publishing Groups Merge

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The Crown Publishing Group has joined the Random House Publishing Group in a newly-combined super group reporting to Gina Centrello, who has been named president and publisher. The imprints will retain their distinct editorial identities.

Phishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide

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A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout or publisher—via email has continued to spread and was the subject of much discussion during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

PEN America Is Suing President Trump

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The writers organization and free speech advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump, seeking to stop the president from "using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes."

Merkh Forms Hybrid Publisher

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After leaving traditional publishing, in which he served in executive roles with Nelson Books and at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books division, Jonathan Merkh has joined the ranks of hybrid publishers with his new company, Forefront Books.