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Trident Media Group Launches eBook Division

Trident Media Group, the literary agency representing Deepak Chopra, Paris Hilton, Jon Stewart, Tori Spelling and a long list of other authors, has launched Trident E-Book Operations.

The new division will “create, manage and implement innovative e-book strategies including the distribution of a variety of e-books directly to a large number of e-tailers in North America and internationally.” In addition, they will consult with authors about everything from digital design to social media to exploring new relationships with “traditional and non-traditional publishers.” Lyuba DiFalco and Nicole Robson have been appointed co-directors of e-book operations.

In the release, Trident chairman Robert Gottlieb explained: “Trident will not become a publisher, but will instead continue in its new e-book operations to have itself aligned with its clients whose interests we serve as an agent and manager.”

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Tori Spelling to Publish Her First Children’s Book

torispelling.pngSimon & Schuster’s Aladdin imprint will publish the first children’s picture book by television personality and author Tori Spelling. Presenting…Tallulah is currently scheduled for publication September 21, 2010.

Together, Spelling’s previous two books–Mommywood and sTORI Telling–have nearly one million copies in print. She is a prolific writer. In June, Spelling will also publish another book for adults with the tentative title, uncharted terriTORI.

Here’s more, from the release: “Spelling and illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton (Let Freedom Sing and Drum City) bring to life the story of a spunky little girl who, with the help of some special friends, is able to discover exactly who she is. Says Spelling, ‘I love reading to my kids. It’s our special time together. That and my passion for story telling inspired me to write a children’s book of my own to read to them and children everywhere.’”

Any Fool Can Buy a Book, And Many Do

As you may have heard, I stopped reading your anonymous tips, but every once in a while Andy will forward one for my opinion, or I’ll go looking in my trash box for another message I accidentally deleted and something’ll catch my eye… Anyway, somebody felt a pressing need for a veil of secrecy to inform us that Politico blogger Ben Smith looked into the sales figures for Obama Nation, and according to Nielsen Bookscan, it shifted at least 40,000 copies last week—”vastly outstripp[ing] other recent political titles, notably books critical of John McCain.” Smith cites two recent books by David Brock and Matt Welch, neither of which achieved one-tenth of Jerome Corsi‘s popularity at the cash register.

Of course, if conservatives weren’t spending so much money on heavily-marketed books like Obama Nation and David Freddoso‘s The Case Against Barack Obama, they might have had a little more to give to their actual presidential candidate—but, as it happens, Obama raised nearly twice as much as McCain in July, $52 million to $27 million. It’s almost enough to make you wonder about their ability to set financial priorities.

Or maybe it’s just that conservatives are prone to the cult of personality when picking demons as well as heroes—or they attack people because they don’t have anything substantive to say about policy? The circumstantial evidence of the NY Times nonfiction bestseller lists would appear to suggest that liberal readers, on the other hand, are more interested in issues than candidate-bashing: Among the ten top-selling hardcovers, we find Ron Suskind‘s The Way of the World, Jane Mayer‘s The Dark Side, and Vincent Bugliosi‘s The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder—all of which appear to have become bestsellers without the artificial prop of bulk orders upon which Corsi and Freddoso have relied, along with (oddly enough) Tori Spelling.

(There’s also Dick Morris‘s Fleeced, but I think most of us have figured out by now that Morris’s ideology isn’t liberal or conservative, it’s whatever brand of populism is currently in fashion.)

Mother of 90210, Tori Spelling

tori spelling.jpgSimon Spotlight Entertainment just announced that it will publish a second book with Tori Spelling, tentatively titled Mommywood. The new book will be a follow-up to her New York Times bestselling memoir, sTori Telling, but will focus on her life as a mom.

Oxygen’s “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” garnered the highest rated season premiere and most watched season debut of an Oxygen original series ever and recently, an episode featuring Tori and Dean’s son’s birthday party was recorded as Oxygen’s most watched telecast in the history of the network in its key demographic of women 18-49. The CW will also air an updated spin-off to Beverly Hills, 90210 beginning in Fall 2008 and Tori is set to reprise her role as Donna Martin.

Tori Spelling said:

Writing my first book sTori Telling was an amazing cathartic journey for me. Now, being a mom of two beautiful babies, I’m excited to share more stories as I embark on this new chapter of my life.

Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Publisher of SSE, said “We absolutely adore Tori Spelling at SSE and are thrilled to be working with her on a second book. She is a joy to work with and her smart, funny, and honest voice is meant to be in print.”

Jennifer Bergstrom at SSE negotiated the deal with Dan Strone, CEO of Trident Media Group, which includes world rights. Patrick Price, Senior Editor, will edit the book which is scheduled for publication in April 2009.