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Giuliana and Bill Rancic Score Book Deal

g&b.pngTelevision stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic just scored a Random House book deal for I Do…Now What?: Stories and Advice from America’s Favorite Couple. Ballantine nonfiction editor Luke Dempsey bought the book, and the prempt deal was negotiated by Richard Abate at 3Arts.

The celebrity power couple (pictured, via) married last year, and now lead the Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill show. Giuliana is an E! Entertainment Television anchor with 1,722,462 followers on Twitter. Bill is a motivational speaker with 47,282 Twitter followers–the businessman also won the inaugural season of The Apprentice.

Here’s more from the release: “The book is a beguiling mixture of memoir and advice, and offers a unique insight into how an ordinary couple–albeit with millions of TV and Twitter fans–navigate their very public (and sometimes geographically distant) union. open up and share their deepest insights and advice, in a folksy, throw-back account of how two people fell, and stay, in love.”

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Rebecca Romijn’s Husband to Write Stay-at-Home Dad Memoir

crossingjordan.jpgActor and husband of actress Rebecca Romijn will write a memoir about raising twins with one of Hollywood’s most famous moms.

Jerry O’Connell (pictured, via) has sold his memoir, “Cry, Feed, (Make Love to Wife), Burp” to Ballantine editorial director of non-fiction Luke Dempsey. The deal was negotiated by Richard Abate at 3Arts. While the memoir pegs O’Connell as a stay-at-home dad, O’Connell has starred in Stand By Me and Crossing Jordan.

Here’s more about the book: “O’Connell will describe life as a very 21st century father in a land of celebrity, the sterile California suburbs, and two-for-one diaper changing — everything from the moment he was told it was time for him to be a father, through the trials and tribulations of conception and childbirth, to the joys and disasters and joys again of staying home to raise two new babies.”

Big Changes at Hudson Street Press

After founding Hudson Street Press, a Penguin imprint that operates as part of Viking, Laureen Rowland is moving on. In a statement released earlier this morning, Viking publisher Clare Ferraro announced that Rowland – whose resignation is attributed to a family move to New England, following her husband’s job relocation, according to Publishers Lunch – will be replaced by Luke Dempsey. At his previous editorial stint at Crown, Dempsey’s authors included Max Brooks, Jerry Oppenheimer, George Pendle & Alice Cooper. “Hudson Street Press has had an amazing year under Laureen’s guidance, most particularly with its first national bestseller by John O’Hurley; we will miss her and wish her and her family the best,” said Ferraro.

Dempsey, who starts at Hudson Street Press on January 29, feels he’s “really lucky to be going there just as [the imprint] really begins to take off,” he said earlier today by email. “Laureen did a fabulous job of establishing the imprint; and I’m looking forward to building on what she started: simply put, finding authors who are promotable and passionate about their subjects and making the books just as good as they can be (I believe strongly that good books find lots of eager readers). I’ve always loved finding projects that mix both elements — great on the stump, great on the page.”