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Cleveland Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight Signs Book Deal With Weinstein Books

weinsteinbooksMichelle Knight, one of three women that was kidnapped and held captive by Ariel Castro, has signed a book deal with Weinstein Books. Weinstein Books’ Editorial Director Amanda Murray and Publishing Director Georgina Levitt from Jan Miller of Dupree Miller & Associates acquired the world rights to the book.

In the book, which has yet to be titled, Knight will tell the story of her early life, her abduction and the present day. The story will include details about spending a year alone, before the other women were abducted, as well as how they escaped. The book  is slated for publication in Spring 2014.

“I want to give every victim of violence a new outlook on life,” explained Knight in the press release. “Victims need to know that no matter how hard it rains in the darkness, they will have the strength and courage that God gave them when they were born to rise above and overcome any obstacle that stands in their way. If you hold your head up high and have your feet firmly on the ground, you won’t let hell consume or define how you feel inside. We shall define ourselves not as victims but as victors, and this will lead us to peace.”

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Kathleen Schmidt Joins Weinstein Books as Director of Publicity

Kathleen Schmidt will be the new publicity director of Weinstein Books. She will join the publisher (a Perseus Books Group and Weinstein Company partnership) on July 1.

Currently,  Schmidt runs her own publicity firm, KMS Public Relations–working with around 120 books a year. You can follow her work on Twitter. In the past, she served as director of publicity at Atria Books, director of publicity at Dutton and Gotham Books and a publicist at Pocket Books. Here’s more from the release:

At Weinstein Books, Kathleen will personally create and implement digital and traditional publicity campaigns for all hardcover, e-books, trade paper original and trade paper reprint titles on the list, and will work alongside Publishing Director Georgina Levitt and Editorial Director Amanda Murray.


eBook Giveaway at The Intouchables Film

To help promote the new film The Intouchables, The Weinstein Company and Weinstein Books are giving away a free eBook with movie ticket sales.

In exchange for buying a ticket to the film, theater goers who buy a ticket to see the film between July 27 and August 3 will get a code to redeem a free copy of the eBook You Changed My Life: A Memoir, a memoir by Abdel Sellou, the man whose life the film is based on.

Weinstein Books Publishing Director Georgina Levitt explained: “The stories Abdel shares in his memoir will undoubtedly move, entertain, and touch the hearts of all readers. We thank our partners who have joined us in bringing this book to everyone who experiences The Untouchables over the next week.”

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