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Spiegel and Grau Launch Indie House

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Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau are starting their own publishing company, after seeing their eponymous imprint shuttered by Penguin Random House in a reorganization at the company late last year.

Jay-Z Brings Roc 101 Imprint to Random House

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Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation, has created an imprint at Random House called Roc Lit 101. The new imprint will be overseen by Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, and Roc Nation's executive v-p Jana Fleishman.

Knopf Doubleday Restructures Marketing Department

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Knopf Doubleday senior v-p and director of integrated marketing strategy Kristin L. Fassler has restructured the group's marketing department in a bid, she said, "to augment the skills of the marketing team and help them reach the widest possible audience of readers."

PRH Canada Divides Knopf and Random House

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Penguin Random House Canada is splitting the Knopf Random House Canada publishing group into two different imprints: Knopf Canada and Random House Canada. Each imprint has new leadership and will operate independently.

Sandorf Passage Publishing House Launches

Publishers Weekly -

Sandorf Passage, an independent nonprofit publishing house that is a collaboration with Zagreb-based Sandorf, has launched. It first four titles will be published in 2021 and will be distributed by IPG.

Lonely Planet Acquired by Red Ventures

Publishers Weekly -

Lonely Planet, the venerable publisher of travel guides, children's and food books, has been sold to Red Ventures, a North Carolina-based platform of online brands that includes CNET and ThePointsGuy.com.

Book Business Reacts to Simon & Schuster Sale

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Following the announcement that Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann won the bidding war for Simon & Schuster, members of the book business and related organizations have begun to weigh in, including the Authors Guild.

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