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Massachusetts Dentist Unearths Lost Dr. Seuss Stories

HortonKwuggerbugCoverIn 2011, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories was a New York Times bestseller. The success of this book has also paved the way for a second tome of “lost” Dr. Seuss stories coming out Tuesday.

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories features an introduction by Charles D. Cohen, a Massachusetts dentist and avid Seuss collector. He had been trying for many years to get some stories published, in book form, that Theodor Geisel wrote for Redbook in the early 1950s. One scholar tells U-T San Diego staff writer John Wilkens that these transitional efforts essentially demonstrate how “Seuss became Seuss.” From the article:

During his Seuss research, Cohen kept finding references to the early magazine stories and eventually tracked down about 30 different ones from Redbook and other publications. He’d buy copies of the original magazines, upgrade when he found some in better condition, and sell the duplicates on eBay.

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David Zinczenko Signs Deal with Random House

David Zinczenko — a man we once believed could provide us with SIX PACK ABS IN 8 EASY STEPS — has just signed a deal with Random House. According to The New York Times, Zinczenko got a multimillion dollar contact that provides him with his own imprint.

The partnership has a few other layers to it. Zinczenko will now write three diet and exercise themed books for Random House’s Ballantine Bantam Dell division. His new imprint — the non-egotistically titled Zinc Ink — will also publish six to 12 nonfiction and lifestyle books. Finally, Random House will distribute books from Zinczenko’s company, Galvanized Media.

The Random House deal is just the latest move for Zinczenko, who has been a busy man since his abrupt departure from Rodale last November. Shortly after he left, Zinczenko joined AMI (which will be the first company benefitting from the Random House/Galvanzied Media part of the deal) as a consultant. He then added Steve Perrine, who was also previously with Rodale, to the Galvanized Media team.

New Gig For Ruth Reichl

It’s been almost exactly one year since Gourmet magazine shut its doors, and left editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl unemployed. So her many fans should be pleased to hear that Reichl has taken a position with Random House as an editor-at-large, and has more books on the horizon. From the LA Times blog Daily Dish:

Apparently, Reichl, already a bestselling author, has contracted for three books, two of which will be nonfiction, including “The Tao of Ruth,” which she says was suggested in an Anthony Bourdain story (wonder what Twitter phenomenon “Ruth Bourdain” will have to say about that?). The other will be the latest installment in her memoirs, covering the years at Gourmet. Food gossip fans are already salivating. In addition, there are plans for her first novel, “Delicious.”

Prior to Gourmet, Reichl was a food critic for the NY Times, and a food editor and critic at the LA Times.

Ex-Ladies Home Journal Editor Becomes Publisher At Broadway Books

lhj.pngOur colleagues at GalleyCat have news that former Ladies Home Journal editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore has been named vice president and publisher of Random House-owned Broadway Books.

Salvatore joins book publishing after a long career in magazines. She previously worked at YM, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook.

Salvatore left LHJ in July 2008, seemingly as part of a larger reorganization at the magazine’s publisher, Meredith.