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The Books Section of includes an IndieBound purchase option. A feature on the site called “Book Finder,” which has monthly recommendations and picks by categories (e.g., for special occasions), links to IndieBound. Currently on “Book Finder” recommends 16 Books to Watch for in May, including In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard (Little Brown) and Faith by Jennifer Haigh (Harper).

HarperCollins, RR Donnelley to Ink Supply Chain Agreement

HarperCollins Publishers and RR Donnelley have announced their intent to enter into a global supply chain agreement. Under the terms of the proposed agreement, beginning in November 2011, RR Donnelley will handle the fulfillment of all HarperCollins new releases from its Harrisonburg, Virginia, facility. In addition, beginning in July 2012, RR Donnelley will handle fulfillment of all frontlist and backlist titles for Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

RR Donnelley will also provide global Print on Demand (POD) services to HarperCollins. The agreement also renews and expands RR Donnelley's role as the printer, binder and distributor of HarperCollins' conventionally produced titles. The two companies have had a relationship for more than 20 years. The new agreement will expand the relationship to combine printing, fulfillment, and shipping services into a single workflow.

HarperCollins and Zondervan will continue to handle credit, collection, and customer service internally for its businesses, and reorders will continue to be shipped from their Scranton, Pennsylvania Distribution Center.

Magnus Books Releases Debut List

Magnus Books, a new publisher of LGBT literature, which will publish about 25 titles per year, has released its Fall 2011 debut list. Details can be found on the Magnus Books website.

Don Weise, most recently of Alyson Books, founded Magnus, which is based in New York City. Weise, whose other experience includes positions at Cleis Press and Carroll & Graf, was named by Publishers Weekly as an industry “Change Maker” and listed among Out Magazine’s “100 Most Intriguing Gay Men and Lesbians” of the year. He sits on the board of the Lambda Literary Foundation.

Moyers Appointed Publisher of The Penguin Press

Ann Godoff, president and editor in chief of The Penguin Press, has appointed Scott Moyers as publisher, it was announced this week by Susan Petersen Kennedy, president, Penguin Group (USA). Moyers’ appointment is effective May 16.

Godoff founded The Penguin Press in 2003, and Moyers was senior editor. He left in 2007 to join the Wylie Agency. The return of Moyers coincides with press’ commitment to expanding its frontlist by 50 percent in course of the next year.