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Timothy Geithner Lands Book Deal

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has inked a book deal to write a “behind-the-scenes account of the American response to the global financial crisis” for Crown Publishers. Publication is set for 2014.

Robert Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Molly Stern. Executive editor Vanessa Mobley will edit. The publisher did not reveal how much Geithner will earn from the deal. Here’s more from the release:

Secretary Geithner will chronicle how decisions were made during the most harrowing moments of the crisis, when policy makers faced a fog of uncertainty, risked catastrophic outcomes, and had no institutional memory or recent precedent to guide them. He will also describe the relationships, debates about strategy, and strength of collaboration among key decision makers in the crisis, including Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, President Obama, senior White House advisors, and finance ministers and central bank governors of other key economies around the world whose own financial fires threatened to derail the U.S. and global recovery. Secretary Geithner will aim to answer the most important – and to many the most troubling – questions about the choices he and his colleagues made, the strategies they adopted, and the economic aftermath.

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The AP Stylebook Embraces Twitter

apCOVER_2009.gifThe 2009 edition of the The Associated Press Stylebook–the writing Bible for journalists of all stripes–now includes an entry about the microblogging website, Twitter.

In addition to this new terminology, the book also includes brand-new information on writing about Beyonce, Timothy Geithner, texting, and baba ghanoush. Among the unhappier additions to the book are a full lexicon of recession-era entries about credit default swaps and derivatives.

Here’s more from the release: “The new edition of the Stylebook adds a ‘Quick Reference Guide’ to make it easier for users to answer the most common questions on topics such as abbreviations and acronyms; homicide, murder and manslaughter; and polls and surveys. An official Twitter account for the AP Stylebook has 6,000 followers.”