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Rod Stewart Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Rock star Rod Stewart has inked a book deal with Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint. Publication is set for 2012, and Stewart promised to reveal the “socks and knickers” beneath his metaphorical bed.

Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Entertainment negotiated the deal with  Random House Group chairman Gail Rebuck and Cornerstone Publishing managing director Susan Sandon, and Crown Archetype publisher Tina Constable.  The star has sold 250 million records, known for classics like ‘Maggie May,’ ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,’ ‘Rhythm of My Heart.’

Here’s more from Stewart: “I thought long and hard before committing to write my book.  It is a funny old thing telling my life story but I truly intend to hold nothing back.  I’ve had quite a life, known some extraordinary people and had some amazing experiences. I’ve waited all this time, until my 50th year in the business and realise I can no longer put it off.  Forget skeletons in the closet; this one’s going to be socks and knickers under the bed.”

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Realignment for Random House UK

In Britain, The Random House Group has announced a number of changes and promotions as part of the Group’s growth strategy as it looks to the next stage in its development. First, Board Director Richard Cable, is to develop a new publishing portfolio. In this new role he will seek out “exciting and profitable new publishing enterprises” and further announcements should be expected during the year. But the big news is that the CHA arm – which include Century, Hutchinson, William Heinemann, Arrow, Random House Audio and Random House Books – will split into an entirely separate entity from the CCV line – which comprises Jonathan Cape, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Yellow Jersey Press, Vintage and Pimlico.

CHA will be led by Susan Sandon, who is newly promoted to Managing Director. In this new role, she will report to Peter Bowron, Group Managing Director, who takes on this responsibility alongside his current portfolio. CCV will be helmed by Cable with Dan Franklin acting as publisher for the whole line.