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Posts Tagged ‘Suzanne Herz’

Bon Jovi Book Shelved After All

Remember when BEA’s Friday night entertainment was supposed to feature Bon Jovi and Amy Grant at Town Hall? Yeah, we don’t either, but the concert was cancelled when Bon Jovi’s book, originally slated for publication by Flying Dolphin Press this fall, was postponed (and the Rock Bottom Remainders took on the headliner role at a different venue altogether, Webster Hall.) And as of today, reports Contactmusic.com, the deal is completely off the table because things were getting way too personal. “One of those big publishers [sic] gave us a million dollars recently to write a book about our experiences but we just gave the money right back because it’s no one’s business,” is the explanation offered by the band’s frontman, Jon Bon Jovi. “They wanted the cliched story about being a rock star and I’m not going to tell them. It doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, it just means isn’t there anything more important to talk about.”


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further reports that Flying Dolphin Press published Suzanne Herz added in the official announcement “Despite the valiant efforts of all parties, we were unable to come to agreement on its direction and timing but we wish Bon Jovi the best of luck.”

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Borat Book Finally Lands at Flying Dolphin

borat.jpgIn what’s either one of the longest gestating book deals ever or another example of reporting delays, Dan Strone at Trident Media has finally placed a comedic advice book from Borat Sagdiyev (aka the now-infamous, movie-immortalized alter ego of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen) with Suzanne Herz and Peter Gethers at Flying Dolphin Press. PW Daily reports that the forthcoming title, which is scheduled for publication on November 6,BORAT: TOURISTIC GUIDINGS TO MINOR NATION OF U.S. OF A and BORAT: TOURISTIC GUIDINGS TO GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN.

According to Doubleday publicity director Alison Rich, both lengthy monikers will appear on the book’s cover jacket and the material will be new, not tied-in to the film. Intended as a faux tourist guide introducing Americans to Kazakhstan and vice versa, the book will feature photographs, text and illustrations. And clearly, the book wasn’t “too racy” for American publication, but it will be interesting to see if the Borat phenomenon still has legs a year after the smash hit movie took hold in the US.