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BP Oil Company Book Sold in “Major Six-Figure Deal”

bp.pngAs oil leak spreads in the Gulf, one journalist sold a book about British Petroleum in a “major six-figure deal.”

St. Martin’s Press bought journalist Mike Magner‘s book about the oil company, Publishers Weekly reports. Ronald Goldfrab from Goldfarb & Associates negotiated the deal with executive editor Michael Flamini.

Here’s more about the journalist: “[Magner] been researching BP for a number of years, focusing on allegations that the company has been involved in various cases of pollution.”

BP CEO Tony Hayward is pictured above, a screenshot taken from a video about the oil company’s efforts to clean up the spill. Click here to watch the video.

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Andrew Keen Sells Book on “Loneliness, Anxiety and Inequality”

andrewkeen2.jpgInternet critic Andrew Keen (pictured, via) sold US rights for his next book to St. Martin’s Press, studying the negative effects of the social networking era.

Level 5 Media agent Steve Hanselman sealed the deal, and Michael Flamini (who edited James Paul Gee‘s “What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy” will edit the book. Keen’s first book, “The Cult of The Amateur,” explore how the Internet is “killing our culture.”

Here’s more, from Keen’s blog: “The new book, provisionally entitled DIGITAL VERTIGO: Loneliness, Anxiety and Inequality in the Social Media Age will be a contemplative defense of privacy rights and genuine human interaction in the social networking era.”