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The Regan Report: Email Access Lost, What’s Next

Now that the timeline of Regan’s firing is becoming clearer, let’s add one more salient detail: two sources close to the situation have told GalleyCat that before Regan was informed of her firing, her email access was cut off at 4 PM Pacific time on Friday. When that happened, Regan became so irate that her email wasn’t working that people heard her in the stairwell. So no wonder once “the call” came, she wasn’t in such a wonderful mood…

MeanwhileJosh Getlin at the LA Times fills in yet more details on the “what’s next” front. “Right now she’s pretty radioactive for the book world,” said an executive at a large publisher, speaking anonymously. “My guess is that she’s not going to be linking up with a major house in the short run. But in the long run she could.” But Jess Walter, who spoke with Regan on Sunday, thought otherwise. “My guess is she’s going to take some time off,” Walter said. “She has a lot of decisions ahead of her. If she goes back into publishing, I’d expect her to do something small. She wants to break free from how publishing works, to be more nimble and to produce books faster based on news as it breaks.” The NY Daily News’ Paul Colford also has more on Regan’s infamous phone call to Mark Jackson.

Whatever she decides, Regan won’t be making decisions at the Sunset Tower Hotel, where Radar Online reported she was “holed up” until yesterday. And as for future products, one literary agent told the NY Post’s Keith Kelly she was still awaiting word to see what and how the publisher planned to continue with their planned book. “I’m just trying to be patient,” said Laura Dail, who recently had supermodel Carol Alt sign a two-book deal for novels loosely based on her life. But if things go according to Christy Hardin Smith’s prediction, then future lawsuits could be akin to “the sequel to Robert Greenwald’s OUTFOXED.”

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