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David Gregory to Reflect on Jewish Faith in New Book - Posted August 21, 2014
Former host of "Meet the Press" David Gregory is expected to publish a book on his Jewish faith in 2015, first reported in this morning's POLITICO Playbook. "David and I began discussing... [FishbowlDC]

Hillary Clinton's Book Banned in China - Posted July 1, 2014
Hillary Clinton's new memoir Hard Choices is being distributed in many languages in bookstores around the globe. But it will not be translated into Chinese, nor will it be distributed in China. In the book, Clinton speaks critically of the Chinese government and its censorship practices. In turn, the publisher has ... [GalleyCat]

Hillary Clinton Signs Book Deal with Simon & Schuster - Posted April 4, 2013
It has been a busy week for Simon & Schuster. On Monday, the publishing house gave Cat Marnell $500... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hillary Clinton Signs Book Deal with Simon & Schuster - Posted April 4, 2013
It has been a busy week for Simon & Schuster. On Monday, the publishing house gave Cat Marnell $500... [FishbowlNY]

Hillary Rodham Clinton Lands Book Deal for Memoir - Posted April 4, 2013
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will write a new memoir for Simon & Schuster, a book focused on "key decisions and experiences as Secretary of State." Publication is set for 2014. Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett... [GalleyCat]

Susan Orlean To Write About Infamous LAPL Fire - Posted March 6, 2013
Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean inked a deal for The Library Book. The book will explore the power of libraries and her "quest to solve a crime that has gone unsolved since it was carri... [GalleyCat]

Richard Nixon eBooks Available for the First Time - Posted January 8, 2013
For the first time, Simon & Schuster has published digital editions of all ten books written by President Richard Nixon, just in time for his birthday tomorrow (January 9). Working on behalf of The Richard Nixon Foundation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP attorney... [GalleyCat]

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Playwright Inks Deal at Simon & Schuster - Posted October 30, 2012
Glen Berger, one of the playwrights behind the Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. Berger's book, Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway Histor... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Compresses Imprints & Lays Off Employees - Posted October 26, 2012
We despise writing about layoffs on a Friday afternoon, really we do but it must be done. According to The New York Post, Simon & Schuster compressed its im... [TVNewser]

Major Reorganization at Simon & Schuster - Posted October 23, 2012
Simon & Schuster announced a major restructuring today, bringing together all its imprints into four publishing groups. Free Press publisher Martha Levin and Free Press editor-in-chief Dominick Anfuso will both leave the company... [GalleyCat]

96-Year-Old Novelist Herman Wouk Lands Book Deal - Posted April 9, 2012
96-year-old novelist Herman Wouk has sold his latest novel to Simon & Schuster. The Lawgiver follows the production of a movie about Moses through "letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages" sent between charact... [semanticweb.com]

96-Year-Old Novelist Herman Wouk Lands Book Deal - Posted April 9, 2012
96-year-old novelist Herman Wouk has sold his latest novel to Simon & Schuster. The Lawgiver follows the production of a movie about Moses through "letters, memos, emails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, tweets, Skype transcripts, and text messages" sent between charact... [GalleyCat]

Fahrenheit 451 Wisecracks Burning Up the Internet - Posted November 29, 2011
On Twitter this morning, the New York Post wondered about "the burning point of a Kindle." The folks at Apple's iBookstore in Cupertino meanwhile questioned whether the future-arriv... [FishbowlLA]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Literary - Posted September 22, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a memoir in the works. Simon & Schuster announced today that our fair former Governator/Gropenator has begun work on an autobiography with the tentative title Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life ... [FishbowlLA]

Linda Ronstadt Inks Book Deal for Memoir - Posted July 28, 2011
Linda Ronstadt has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster for her memoir, Heart Like a Wheel. In the video embedded above, Ronstadt sings the title song from her memoir. Ronstadt will write the book herself, exploring a career that "bridged the worlds of rock, folk, count... [GalleyCat]

Jaycee Dugard's A Stolen Life Sold 175,000 Copies First Day - Posted July 13, 2011
Jaycee Dugard sold a total of 175,000 copies of A Stolen Life in print books, audiobooks and eBooks yesterday. Those sales included 100,000 ebooks, a new rec... [GalleyCat]

Kate Winslet Lands Book Deal for Photo Book about Golden Hat - Posted March 24, 2011
Actress Kate Winslet has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish The Golden Hat, a collection of photos of celebrities wearing a special hat to promote autism awareness. Winslet (featured in The Reader trailer embedded above) has arranged many celebrity appearances, including: Anna Wintour, ... [GalleyCat]

Steve Oney To Write Book on 'History, Trials & Tribulations' of NPR - Posted March 17, 2011
The House of Representatives voted 228-192 to defund National Public Radio this afternoon. This week Steve Oney (author of And the Dead Shall Rise... [GalleyCat]

Separate Tables for Jann Wenner and Neal Boulton - Posted March 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We were grateful that several faithful Lunch readers emailed to let us know Bill Clinton was at Michael's yesterday. Thanks guys! I guess Mr. Clinton didn't get the memo stipulating that all A-list... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Separate Tables for Jann Wenner and Neal Boulton - Posted March 16, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We were grateful that several faithful Lunch readers emailed to let us know Bill Clinton was at Michael's yesterday. Thanks guys! I guess Mr. Clinton didn't get the memo stipulating that all A-list... [FishbowlNY]

Anonymous Obama Novel Excerpts Released - Posted January 18, 2011
Today Simon & Schuster released more details, a web video, and excerpts from O: A Presidential Novel--an anonymousl... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Cuts 'Book Deal with God' - Posted November 30, 2010
In a tongue-in-cheek press release today, Simon & Schuster announced they have sealed a book deal with God. The currently untitled book will be attached to the Twitter feed, The Tweet of God. Publisher Jonathan Karp had t... [GalleyCat]

Jaycee Dugard Inks a Memoir Deal with Simon & Schuster - Posted October 1, 2010
Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to pen her memoir. At the moment, the book has no title but will be released in 2011. Publisher Jonathan Karp acquired the bo... [GalleyCat]

Sarah Hochman Cut at Simon & Schuster - Posted August 18, 2010
The New York Observer broke the news this afternoon that Simon & Schuster has cut senior editor Sarah Hochman. Yesterday, ... [GalleyCat]

Anjali Singh to Join Simon & Schuster as Senior Editor - Posted August 17, 2010
Next month former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt editor Anjali Singh will join the Simon & Schuster imprint as a senior editor. Singh launched her publishing career as a book scout, then joined Vintage Books as an editor in 2002--acquiring titles that included Persepolis by ... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Reorganization Debated - Posted August 12, 2010
Yesterday Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp announced some sweeping structural changes at the trade imprint--dividing publicity and marketing responsibilities among "fluid" and "less centralized" teams of publishing professionals. ... [GalleyCat]

Simon & Schuster Publisher Reorganizes - Posted August 11, 2010
In a series of memos today, Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp announced some changes at the trade imprint--dividing publicity and marketing responsibilities among "fluid" and "less centralized" teams of publishing professionals. Along with this new strategy, executive director... [GalleyCat]

Amanda Murray Cut at Simon & Schuster - Posted July 16, 2010
The NY Observer broke the news that editor Simon & Schuster editor Amanda Murray has been cut. She had worked with some big names in fiction, including: ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Karp to Replace David Rosenthal as Simon & Schuster Publisher - Posted June 3, 2010
Jonathan Karp has been picked as the new publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint, replacing David Rosenthal... [GalleyCat]

Jonah Goldberg is Still a Tool - Posted July 9, 2008
Jonathan Karp, who was on Talk of the Nation yesterday (we podcast a day behind) had a piece in the Washington Post where, as a publisher discussed the state of th... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.04.08 - Posted March 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Random House Revolving Door Widens Editorial and Marketing/Distribution Dichotomy - Posted June 18, 2007
Last week's post about Daniel Menaker's exit and the larger implications for Random House served as unwitting inspiration for Sara Nelson's column in this week's issue of Publishers Weekly. After recapping what she terms (and I concur is) a "stunning" number of job sw... [GalleyCat]

How Not to Talk To Your Kids--Bronson and Merryman Sell the Book - Posted June 5, 2007
Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have sold a book based on their New York magazine story, How Not to Ta... [FishbowlLA]

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