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Bill O’Reilly Lands Book Deal for ‘Killing Kennedy’

The O’Reilly Factor anchor Bill O’Reilly has landed a book deal to co-write Killing Kennedy: The
End of Camelot with Martin Dugard. It will be the second book in his series about presidential history, following up on the success of Killing Lincoln.

William Morris Endeavor agent Eric Simonoff negotiated the deal with Henry Holt and Company publisher Stephen Rubin. Henry Holt EIC Gillian Blake will edit.

O’Reilly had this statement in the release: “As with most baby boomers, the murder of JFK was a signature moment in my life … Killing Kennedy will answer many questions about the president and why his life was cut short.”

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Bill O’Reilly Lands Two-Book Deal at Henry Holt

Based on the “meteoric sales” of his latest book, Henry Holt and Company has inked a two-book deal with Fox New anchor Bill O’Reilly. According to the publisher, O’Reilly (pictured, via) has sold 950,000 copies of his most recent book, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever.

Here’s more about the deal: “Holt now owns the next three books by O’Reilly including Bolder and Fresher: The Factor Years, his next memoir, which Holt signed in the spring. Of the two new books, one will be another presidential history. Publication dates are yet to be announced.”

Eric Simonoff at William Morris Endeavor negotiated the deal with Holt publisher Stephen Rubin. Holt editor-in-chief and Killing Lincoln editor Gillian Blake will handle all three books. Rubin added in the release: “The fantastic sales velocity of ‘Killing Lincoln’ is every publisher’s dream,”

Hyperion Books Editorial Director Jumps to Henry Holt & Company

Barbara Jones has been named executive editor at Henry Holt & Company. She will report to editor-in-chief Gillian Blake.

Here’s more from the release: “[Jones] was most recently editorial director of Hyperion Books and Voice, where she acquired Jane Lynch‘s Happy Accidents and edited the forthcoming novels Arcadia by Lauren Groff and The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan, as well as the city of Houston’s current selection for the ‘One City, One Book’ program, One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni.”

Jones (pictured) will acquire fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction projects. She began her career in magazine publishing with editorial positions at Rodale, Inc. and Meredith Corporation. She started working in book publishing at Disney’s publishing division.

Gillian Blake Named EIC of Henry Holt and Company

Gillian Blake been named editor in chief of Macmillan’s Henry Holt and Company. She will report to publisher Stephen Rubin.

Blake joined Henry Holt in 2009 as executive editor, months after HarperCollins shuttered the division in a massive restructuring.

Here’s more from the release: “She recently edited the runaway bestseller STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS by Rob Lowe. Prior to joining Holt, she held positions at Scribner, Bloomsbury and Harper Collins publishers where she edited best-selling authors Harold Bloom, Robert Sullivan, Peggy Orenstein, Steven Johnson, Russell Brand and award-winning author Adrian LeBlanc.”

Mark K. Shriver Inks Deal at Henry Holt & Company

Politician Mark K. Shriver has signed a deal with Henry Holt & Company to pen a tome about his father, sargent Robert “Sarge” Shriver. The book will be titled A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sarge Shriver.

Publisher Stephen Rubin acquired North American and audio rights in the deal. Executive editor Gillian Blake will edit the book.

Here’s more from the press release: “After he eulogized him in January, Mark wanted to know what made his father ‘tick.’ He found the answers in the simple and poignant gestures over a lifetime – in the frequent notes and daily talks, trips and prayers together – all based in Sarge’s unwavering devotion to his family (he and Eunice were married for 56 years); his devout Catholicism, which included attending daily Mass; his innate sense of duty and service to his country.” (Photo Credit: (C) 2003 Susan Warner)

Former Collins Executive Editor Gillian Blake Joins Henry Holt

9780743254434.jpgAfter leaving Collins when HarperCollins shuttered the division in a massive restructuring, Gillian Blake has joined Henry Holt Adult as executive editor.

Henry Holt editor-in-chief Marjorie Braman made the announcement today. Blake has spent 16 years in publishing, editing at Bloomsbury and Scribner. Over the course of her career, she edited Russell Brand‘s “My Booky Wook,” Elizabeth Kolbert‘s “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc‘s National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, “Random Family” (pictured).

EIC Braman had this statement: “Gillian brings a discerning eye and the kind of editorial enthusiasm which has made her beloved by her authors and highly respected in the industry … Blake will focus on acquiring high profile nonfiction titles for the Henry Holt list.”