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Paul Ryan Lands Book Deal

pryan1 (1)Representative and former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has inked a book deal with Grand Central Publishing’s Twelve imprint.

Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett negotiated the deal with editorial director Sean Desmond. Publication is set for August 2014. Ryan has more than 360,000 followers on Twitter. Here’s more about the book:

Where Do We Go from Here? will delve into the state of the conservative movement in America today, how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and what needs to be done to save the American Idea. It will challenge conventional thinking, renew the conservative vision for 2014 and beyond, and show how it is essential for the well-being of our communities and the future of our nation.

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Jason Rekulak Named Quirk Books Publisher

Jason Rekulak has been promoted to publisher of Quirk Books. In addition, Brett Cohen has been promoted to president at Quirk Books and David Borgenicht will take the role of Quirk Productions CEO.

Rekulak acquired and edited many of the house’s bestsellers including the mash-up title Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A number of other publishing organizations have also announced promotions this week…

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Charles Krauthammer Lands Book Deal with Crown Forum

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer inked a book deal with Crown Forum. Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics will come out this fall, including work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s career.

Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Tina Constable. Crown Forum executive editor Sean Desmond will edit the collection. Here’s more about the book:

Featuring a special introduction from Dr. Krauthammer and annotations throughout, THINGS THAT MATTER will collect in one volume the best of his newspaper and magazine writing, presenting his widely acclaimed pointed and provocative take on society, culture, and politics.

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Dana Perino Appointed Editorial Director of Crown Forum

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino (pictured) has been appointed editorial director of Crown Forum, the conservative books imprint at the Crown Publishing Group.

Perino served during George W. Bush‘s presidency. She also worked as communications strategist for Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, and former First Lady Laura Bush‘s book, Spoken From the Heart. She went on to become a contributor for Fox News.

Here’s more from the press release: “Ms. Perino will recommend, initiate, and submit exclusively to Crown Forum six to eight nonfiction book projects each year, to be written by conservative political or media personalities. Ms. Perino will also play an active role in devising and implementing the promotional campaigns for select Crown Forum publications. Ms. Perino will collaborate closely with Tina Constable, Senior Vice President, Crown Forum, and Sean Desmond, who has been promoted to Executive Editor, Crown Forum.”