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Glenn Beck Publishes ‘Author’s Cut’ of Novel

Would you read a novel annotated by your favorite author?

Conservative author Glenn Beck just released an “author’s cut” of his new novel. AppNewser has all the details:

Authors Glenn Beck and Harriett Parke have digitally annotated their new novel, Agenda 21. Readers who purchase the book through Blaze Books (which is powered by the social reading platform Copia), can read the annotations with Copia’s app. Just as DVDs come with director’s commentary, Beck and Parke’s “author’s cut” will reveal insights and inspirations that led to creating this futuristic thriller.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Glenn Beck, Bilbo Baggins, and Amazon’s Tablet

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we talk about fantasy football, Fashion Week, Tim “Stretch” Armstrong, and Glenn Beck‘s new children’s show.

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Glenn Beck Inspires Confusion & Conspiracy Theories at Barnes & Noble

Conservative radio host and author Glenn Beck caused confusion and conspiracy theories at one Barnes & Noble store after he announced a 50 percent off deal for a new book.

As you can see by the radio show clip embedded above, Beck announced a special one-day deal for Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25–the first book published by his new Mercury Ink imprint. However, Beck didn’t clarify the online nature of deal. The post later clarified: “Tuesday’s 50% off special of Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is only available as an online pre-order, not in stores.”

One bookstore employee recounted the chaos at his store: “We had a slew of people coming in to the store, expecting to get the book 50% off (a one day online only offer) but being told that we couldn’t sell the book to them until next week. We got told by several people that this was a liberal conspiracy to suppress this book. Also, we only received 9 books, and there were none in our warehouses, and a very very small number at a supplier’s warehouse. So, underprinting, artificial scarcity and pre-release hype. Also, manufactured controversy in some customers minds about the fact that we didn’t have their book. It’s all very diabolical and brilliant in a way, even though they are gaming the system.”

Glenn Beck Ends His Fox News TV Show

Last night conservative host Glenn Beck ended his popular show on Fox News. As he departed, calling his future projects part of a larger “movement.”

TV Newser had this quote from Beck: “This show has become a movement … It’s not a TV show. And that’s why it doesn’t belong on television. It belongs in your homes, it belongs in your neighborhoods.”

Beck topped the bestseller list last week, and will launch Mercury Ink this summer, a publishing division co-published by Simon & Schuster and Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts. In August, Mercury Ink will publish Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, a young adult novel by Richard Paul Evans

Glenn Beck Launches Publishing Division

Radio host and author Glenn Beck has expanded his “multi-book, multi-imprint co-publishing agreement” with Simon & Schuster. At the same time, Beck will launch Mercury Ink, a publishing division co-published by Simon & Schuster and Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts.

In August, Mercury Ink will publish Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, a young adult novel by Richard Paul Evans–the author of The Christmas Box.

Here’s the description: “To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.”

 

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Glenn Beck Ending His Fox News Show

Bestselling author Glenn Beck will be ending his highly rated television show at Fox News Channel. This can only mean one thing: time to write more books.

The New York Times had the scoop: “Mr. Beck is a hugely popular figure on Fox News, averaging 2.2 million viewers a night, though his ratings have fallen somewhat in the last year … Two of the post-Fox options he has considered, according to people who have spoken about it with him, are a partial or wholesale takeover of a cable channel, or an expansion of his subscription video service on the Web.”

During Beck’s heyday in 2009, the host signed a multi-book deal with Simon & Schuster. Last year he sold 132,000 copies of The Overton Window in a single week.

Glenn Beck Meets Donald Duck

Over the weekend, video artist Jonathan McIntosh mashed up the right-wing radio commentary of Glenn Beck with classic Donald Duck cartoons.

The 7-minute cartoon creates a thoughtful and funny critique of Beck’s work, casting the words of this bestselling author in a brand new light.

Here’s more from the video: “This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed using dozens of classic Walt Disney cartoons from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.” (Via Edward Champion)

Tea Party Coloring Book for Children

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Really Big Coloring Books has published the most political children’s book of the year–The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids!. Sample photos are included above.

The 32-page book retails for $3.59, introducing children to the growing political movement championed by bestselling authors like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. It includes puzzles, mazes, connect the dots, word search, and many other pages to color.

Here’s more about the book: “A wonderful book of The Tea Party for Kids! Teaches children (and parents) about the origins of the Tea Party and what it involves. A very pleasant song, coloring and activity book on Liberty, Faith, Freedom and so much more! Get involved, participate, self reliance, freedom of choice, work, government-of-for-by the people, Leadership, Ingenuity, Jobs and responsibilty!” (Via Jezebel)

Tea Party Coloring Book for Children

TeaParty.jpg

Really Big Coloring Books has published the most political children’s book of the year–The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids!. Sample photos are included above.

The 32-page book retails for $3.59, introducing children to the growing political movement championed by bestselling authors like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. It includes puzzles, mazes, connect the dots, word search, and many other pages to color.

Here’s more about the book: “A wonderful book of The Tea Party for Kids! Teaches children (and parents) about the origins of the Tea Party and what it involves. A very pleasant song, coloring and activity book on Liberty, Faith, Freedom and so much more! Get involved, participate, self reliance, freedom of choice, work, government-of-for-by the people, Leadership, Ingenuity, Jobs and responsibilty!” (Via Jezebel)

Glenn Beck Trades Insults with Stephen King

On conservative host Bill O’Reilly‘s show last night, author and conservative personality Glenn Beck took a couple jabs at novelist Stephen King. Watch in the Mediaite video embedded above.

In his Entertainment Weekly column, King threw the first punch by describing Beck: “He’s crazy, but like those urban nut cakes, he actually seems to believe what he is saying.”

Beck responded with a few jabs of his own on The O’Reilly Factor. When asked about King, Beck replied: “He’s the guy that usually when I release my books at the same time, he’s No. 2.” Newsbusters has the complete show transcript, if you don’t want to watch the video.

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