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Stacy Creamer to Join Hachette Books as VP & Executive Editor

hachetteStacy Creamer will join Hachette Book Group as Vice President, Executive Editor of Hachette Books in June. In her new role, Creamer will report to Mauro DiPreta, VP, Publisher of Hachette Books.

She will help lead a new publishing division for Hachette which will be built on Hyperion’s backlist, an asset that HBG acquired last summer. The catalog will include narrative nonfiction, business, pop culture, science, health and wellness, humor, and fiction.

Creamer comes to Hachette from Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone, where she served as VP Publisher. She left the publisher last November. Before Touchstone, Creamer was VP, Editor-in-Chief at Broadway Books, an imprint of Random House. Prior to her time at Broadway Books, Creamer worked at Putnam. In her 30 year publishing career, she was worked on books from authors including: Lance Armstrong, J. A. Jance, Lauren Weisberger,Elizabeth Edwards, Douglas Blackmon, and Kurt Eichenwald.

 

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Stacy Creamer To Leave Touchstone

touchstoneStacy Creamer, the publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint, will leave the company on November 15th.

In a memo to staff, Scribner Publishing Group president Susan Moldow said she will work as Touchstone publisher “until further notice.” Here’s an excerpt from the memo:

Under Stacy, Touchstone has enjoyed ongoing success with Philippa Gregory, whose star as a first-class purveyor of historical fiction shines brighter than ever; relentlessly pushed Kathleen Grissom’s THE KITCHEN HOUSE, the proverbial little-book-that-could that has gone from an initial print run of 12,000 copies to more than 700,000 copies in combined print/electronic circulation; and extended Bethenny Frankel’s SKINNYGIRL franchise in new directions, including fiction. 

Artie Lange Lands Deal for Second Memoir

Artie Lange has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone Books to pen his second memoir, Crash and Burn.

The book will come out October 29th, exploring his “near-fatal battle with heroin and alcohol addiction during his tumultuous comedic career.” Publisher Stacy Creamer negotiated the deal with 3 Arts Entertainment literary agent Richard Abate.

Sportscaster Joe Buck will contribute a foreword. Author Anthony Bozza will collaborate with Lang (pictured, via) on this project.


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Rick Springfield To Publish His First Novel

Rock star Rick Springfield has sold his debut novel to Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint.

The publisher will release Magnificent Vibration in May 2014, a novel about a man who gets “a 1-800 phone connection to God via an inscription in a mysterious self-help book.”

Publisher Stacy Creamer will edit the manuscript. She negotiated the terms of the deal with Foundry Literary + Media agent David Patterson. Patterson worked on behalf of Dana Borowitz and the United Talent Agency.

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Touchstone to Publish Two ‘Forks Over Knives’ Books

 The Forks Over Knives franchise will publish two books with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. The first book will feature a three-week plan to implement a lifestyle with a whole-food, plant-based diet. The second title will be a cookbook.

William Morris Endeavor literary agent Andy McNicol negotiated the deal with Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer (who will also edit). Here’s more from the release:

Both books will be written by Matthew Lederman, M.D., and Alona Pulde, M.D.. Dr. Pulde developed the Lifestyle Change Program used by patients in the Forks Over Knives documentary. Matthew Lederman, M.D. is a board-certified, Internal Medicine physician, specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine.

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Major Reorganization at Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster announced a major restructuring today, bringing together all its imprints into four publishing groups. Free Press publisher Martha Levin and Free Press editor-in-chief Dominick Anfuso will both leave the company as part of the reorganization.

Judith Curr will helm Atria Publishing Group, and the Howard Books Christian imprint will be part of this new group. Susan Moldow will lead the Scribner Publishing Group, which now includes Touchstone Books. Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer will report to Moldow.

Jonathan Karp will direct the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group, adding the Free Press into this new group.  Louise Burke will lead the Gallery Publishing Group, a group that now includes Gallery Books, Threshold Editions, Pocket Books, Pocket Star, MTV Books, and Karen Hunter Publishing.

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Levi Johnston Lands Book Deal

Levi Johnston, the man catapulted into the public spotlight after he fathered a child with Bristol Palin, has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs will be published this fall.

Sterling Lord Literistic agent Robert Guinsler negotiated the deal with senior editor Matthew Benjamin. Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer called it “a sweet and funny book with a touch of irony.”

Johnston had this statement in the release: “I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins… my sense of Sarah, and my perplexing fall from grace–how I feel and what I’ve learned. I’m doing this for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country.”

Jermaine Jackson to Write About Michael Jackson

Former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson will pen a memoir about his late brother, Michael Jackson. Entitled You Are Not Alone: Michael Through a Brother’s Eyes, Jackson aims to write “the most authoritative account from inside the Jackson music dynasty illuminating the private man, the son, the father, and the brother.”

The video embedded above features both Jermaine and Michael (as well as Tito, Jackie, and Marlon) performing their 70′s hit, “ABC.” Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone will release the memoir in fall 2011. Publisher Stacy Creamer negotiated the deal with Curtis Brown literary agent Gordon Wise.

Creamer had this quote in the release: “Jermaine’s book will offer a unique view of the real Michael Jackson, a perspective only a very few people could possibly have. As his brother and close confidante since they were children, Jermaine can explain Michael in a way that, in life, Michael was never able to articulate himself.”

Sally Kim Named Editorial Director at Simon & Schuster

Sally Kim (pictured) has been named editorial director at Touchstone, a Simon & Schuster imprint. She will report to vice president and publisher Stacy Creamer.

Here’s more from the press release: “In the course of her career Sally has specialized in quality fiction with commercial appeal, which fits perfectly with our Touchstone mission. Her authors have included Lisa Unger, Gillian Flynn, Allison Winn Scotch, Justin Evans, Phillip Margolin, Cecelia Ahern, and Kate White.”

Kim’s previously served as executive editor at HarperCollins. Kim’s publishing career has included jobs at Random House, Macmillan, and the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

Billy Idol Lands Book Deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone Imprint

Rock and roll legend Billy Idol has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint.

The memoir will be entitled Dancing with Myself, named after his famous tune. Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer acquired the book. Kirby Kim from William Morris Endeavor negotiated the deal. Publication is set for late 2011 or early 2012.

Here’s more from the release: “Idol, a natural-born storyteller who helped forge the early punk music scene on his way to multiplatinum worldwide success, will write the book himself. His bold, strikingly literary account will capture not only his remarkably colorfully life, but also an extended period in music history that saw punk rock’s emergence through to its lasting impact on musicians around the world.”

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