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Posts Tagged ‘Tucker Max’

24-Year-Old Marketing Director Lands Major Book Deal

24-year-old online marketing guru Ryan Holiday has landed a book deal with Portfolio.

The book has the tentative title Confessions of a Media Hit Man, and promises to offer “an expose of modern news media and a primer on the dark arts and individuals that control it, with detailed and shocking revelations.” Holiday is the director of marketing at American Apparel and has written numerous popular articles about online marketing.

Here’s more about the author: “Holiday is media manipulator for notorious clients like Tucker Max and Dov Charney. After dropping out of college at 19, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians … His strategies are used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and have been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously reported the size of Holiday’s advance. 

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Kensington Publishing Founder Walter Zacharius Has Died

Walter Zacharius (pictured), the founder of Kensington Publishing, passed away this week at 87-years-old.

Zacharius started Kensington in 1974. Some of the authors he published included National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates, historical novelist Ken Follett, romance author Fern Michaels, and Tucker Max. In 2004, he realized a life-long dream of becoming a published author with the release of his novel, Songbird (later retitled The Memories We Keep).

Here’s more from Kensington’s tribute to the publisher: “Using his artistic sensibilities, he was the first to introduce ‘special-effect’ foil-stamped, holographic, 3D and moving image book covers into the marketplace. Among his other firsts, Walter started a highly-successful African American publishing imprint (Arabesque Books), created the first Spanish-language romance line, and in 2007 opened a West Coast operation, the headquarters of Kensington Media, LLC. a film production company.”

George W. Bush Memoir Tops College Bestseller List

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, eight out of the top ten titles on college campuses are nonfiction books. Decision Points by George W. Bush topped the list.

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson were the only fiction books on the list. Life by Keith Richards and The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 by Mark Twain joined Bush’s memoir on the list. Humor titles by Jon Stewart and Tucker Max also made the cut.

What titles did you read while you were in college? The magazine surveyed university bookstores across the country for the list. Follow this link for the complete list of participating bookstores.

Tucker Max Book Featured in Horrific Halloween Bookstore Display

Author Mike Adamick sent in that photo of a book display entitled “Oh the HORROR” at his local bookstore. Click the image to enlarge.

The book display puts A**holes Finish First by controversial blogger Tucker Max beside  more conventional horror novels for a Halloween joke.

Here’s more from Adamick: “I just about died laughing when I saw where a Books Inc.  store (Marina location in San Francisco) stuck the latest Tucker Max book. I included a picture below — it seemed perfect for Halloween.”

What’s the best Halloween bookstore display you’ve seen? Feel free to share stories or email us more pictures.

Black Feud Moves On to Fisticuffs with Max

BIH_avatar_tucker.jpgThis weekend Tucker Max, the notorious and hilarious misogynist author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell accepted Michael Ian Black’s call for a fist fight in another attempt to promote My Custom Van on his blog (note: not for the faint of heart). I think Black is mad that David Sedaris never jumped into the feud and now has his sights set on a more willing accomplice. Anyways, according to Max

I’ll even promise to show up drunk as shit. I’ll drink an unreasonable amount of alcohol before we fight–20 beers, 30 beers, whatever it takes to me plastered. And if you don’t think I’m drunk enough, I’ll keep drinking. As long as I am conscious and able to stand on my feet, I’ll fight you.

And here’s the kicker:
If you beat me, I’ll give you the next royalty check from my book.
It should be about 150k, give or take agent fees and other things. I am completely serious.

Ummmmm, how can I get in on this action?

Black’s complete call to arms against Tucker can be read here and his musings on when and where it will take place is here.

More as this story develops.