New Yorker Cover Revisits Sexual Harassment At Thanksgiving Day Parade
After publishing several of Ronan Farrow's investigative features on sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood this fall, the New Yorker is returning to the topic this week with a provocative cover image.
Titled "Nowhere to Hide," the cover by Barry Blitt (see the full-size version below) shows a giant Betty Boop balloon passing by an apartment window. As a concerned Betty looks into the apartment, an unidentified man spreads open his bathrobe, presumably showing her his… Read
Vanity Fair Names Radhika Jones Its New Editor-In-Chief
UPDATED with confirmation: Vanity Fair has made it official, with the magazine’s parent company Condé Nast confirming today that former Time and current editorial director of The New York Times books department Radhika Jones has been named the fifth editor-in-chief in the magazine’s history. She will begin December 11 in the role vacated by Graydon Carter in September; he had been in the top post since 1992.
The publisher said Jones will oversee all content development… Read
Mika Brzezinski Wants Out Of Book Deal Unless Harvey Weinstein Resigns
Mika Brzezinski wants out of her three-book deal with Weinstein Books unless Harvey Weinstein resigns. MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host tweeted her decision today, and suggested Weinstein “go into a long, self-imposed exile.”
In a trio of tweets (see them below), Brzezinski writes (in total):
“Harvey Weinstein needs to resign from his companies, face his sickness, and go into a long, self-imposed exile. Authors, actors and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company… Read
Sourcebooks, Leading Publishing Co., Signs With The Gotham Group
EXCLUSIVE: Sourcebooks Inc., one of the country's leading book publishers, which has enjoyed seven titles on The New York Times and/or USA Today bestseller lists so far in 2017, has signed the Gotham Group as its exclusive representative for all the company’s film and television projects. Sourcebooks also will work directly with Gotham to develop, publish and produce original content across multimedia platforms.
Sourcebooks is the 10th-largest book publisher in America… Read
Peter Bart: After Chronicling The Celebs He Ridiculed In Spy, Will Exiting Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter Become One?
Having established himself as a man for all media, Graydon Carter generated a stir on both coasts this week in stepping down from Vanity Fair. His position as editor in chief of the venerable magazine helped him levitate additional careers as a producer in film and on Broadway, as a successful restaurateur and as arbiter of media power. All this carries a certain irony: As the co-founder of Spy magazine, Carter had ridiculed celebrity ringmasters, social climbers, wannabe… Read
Ryan Doherty, VP Of Lit At Sony, Moves To Celadon Books
Ryan Doherty, who had been VP of literary development at Sony Pictures and worked on a number of high-profile books to film/TV, is leaving to join Celadon Books, Macmillan’s new trade book division on Sept. 12. Sony has plans to restaff.
During his stint at Sony, Doherty was a key executive on a wide range of books to screen projects, among them The New York Times bestselling sci-fi thriller Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, The New York Times bestseller The Nightingale by… Read
Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective Agrees To Buy Atlantic Media
The Atlantic will soon have a new owner — the Emerson Collective, an organization founded by philanthropist and investor Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple’s Steve Jobs.
Emerson agreed to buy a majority stake in Atlantic Media from its Chairman David Bradley. They did not disclose the price paid for the organization’s flagship magazine, digital properties (including National Journal, Quartz, The Hotline, and Government Executive), live events business, and consulting… Read
Barnes & Noble Shares Jump As Activist Shareholder Calls For Sale
Updated with company statement: Barnes & Noble shares leaped about 12% this morning after hedge fund Sandell Asset Management Corp urged the book retailer to sell itself following “strategic missteps and many troubling related-party transactions.”
B&N shares lost nearly 40% of their value over the last 12 months as the retail chain struggled to compete with Amazon. It currently has a market value of about $565 million.
In a letter to the B&N board, Sandell Assett… Read
Norman Pearlstine Retires From Time Inc To Advise Media Companies And Write
It’s the end of an era at Time Inc with the announcement today that vice chairman Norman Pearlstine — one of the most prominent editors in business journalism — will retire from the company July 17.
He’ll advise early-stage domestic and international media firms, including Money.net, and plans to continue writing about geopolitics, government and the media.
Pearlstine, 74, became Time Inc’s editor-in-chief in 1995 after a 23-year stint at The Wall Street Journal, where he… Read
Publisher Little, Brown & The Gotham Group Pact To Develop Film, TV Projects
EXCLUSIVE: We all grew up reading the books. Now Little, Brown Books For Young Readers — a leading publisher of children’s books — is pacting with The Gotham Group to develop original IP properties for film and TV. The partnership will actually launch next spring with the paperback publication of the YA thriller Phantom Wheel from NY Times bestselling author Tracy Deebs (Ruined, Addicted, Exposed).
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, founder and CEO of The Gotham Group and Gotham’s… Read
Leah Remini Is The Thorn In Scientology’s Side — Deadline Disruptors
Long before she became famous teaming with Kevin James and Jerry Stiller on The King of Queens, Leah Remini was a teenager from Brooklyn who followed her mother into Scientology. After finally leaving the organization in 2013 and publishing a controversial memoir, Troublemaker, two years later, she has become a true thorn in the side of the controversial religion through the A&E documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Armed with her wit and a… Read
With The Story Factory, Shane Salerno Is “Revolutionizing The Way Authors Can Be Represented” — Deadline Disruptors
Shane Salerno was an established screenwriter and documentary filmmaker when a conversation with novelist Don Winslow several years ago first spawned a now-substantial business, brokering book and movie deals for authors.
"Don and I had been friends for years," Salerno says, "and one day he told me, 'I've had it, I'm tired of writing these books that get all this acclaim, and no sales, no marketing, no promotion, no support from my publisher. So, I quit.' I said, 'Really… Read