Liz Perl

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The Algonquin Hotel in New York is legendary for having been home to the Algonquin Round Table, a meeting of literary minds that included Alexander Woollcott, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and others. And now the hotel will be part of another literary event: It’s teaming up with publisher Simon & Schuster to create a Simon & Schuster suite and will host a series of readings by writers.

On Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. EST, Book Business will present the HP-sponored webinar, "Making Books Social."

Recognizing the importance of social networking in the lives of today’s teen readers, publishers are blending Web sites and social media with new book releases to start conversations and keep them going. They are looking for opportunities for readers to not only order and review new titles online, but also to share their enthusiasm for books with fellow members of social networking sites; communicate with authors; and use a variety of up-to-date digital tools to express interests and opinions.

EMMAUS, Pa. -- Tami Booth Corwin, responsible for acquiring “The South Beach Diet,” has stepped down as president of Rodale Books in order to become a full-time mother. A Rodale spokesperson said Liz Perl, vice president and publisher of the company, will assume her responsibilities. “Tami Booth has decided to leave Rodale to devote full time to her family in advance of the birth of her second child,” said Katrina Weidknecht, spokesperson for Rodale Books. “Liz Perl will become the acting head of the book group.” Perl joined the company last September. Corwin was promoted to president last June after acquiring and

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