Skip to comments.Paula Deen's upcoming book nixed by publisher
Posted on 06/28/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, currently the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com, has been dropped by its publisher.
In a brief statement Friday, Ballantine Books announced it had canceled publication of "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up." The book was scheduled for October.
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Are you kidding me?????
it is the all whitened up part of the title they dont like
MO must be smiling
I pre-ordered that. Absolutely amazing. Destroying this woman and her families career. Sickening.
Sounds like she’ll make a fortune self-publishing if they chose to break the contract. Good for her.
Some things are more forgivable than others.
Paula’s a crazy a$$ cracker, and she needs to be shown her place, and what all we good virtuous correct-thinking caring and tolerant people won’t tolerate is a crazy a$$ cracker and her a$$ cracker fans.
How the hell can they do that ??
The all-new, hopey-changey, bookburning West.
prolly be al jezeera specially since it is a terrorist manifesto
I don’t know if you can have stock in a publishing company.but if I was a stock ower and they just nixed a #1 bestseller I would be ticked.
It’s times like these that will turn liberals (Paula) into Conservatives.
OK. There is something WAY more going on here than a 60-something year old woman saying the n-word decades ago.
Sell it online. I had my products nixed by distribution companies 11 years ago. So we created an online store and not only made money to keep going but picked up many distributors and dealers who had nixed us.
The days of publishing or distribution companies controlling your success are over. Online direct is the way to go. I’ll still work with them but if they nix what I think is a great idea? I go around them and straight to my target market.
I hope she got a really big advance -— now she can publish it herself. She may be an egg sucking yellow dog Democrat but this has gone too far.
Paula placed a call yesterday to the Revhhhruuuunddd Jaaaahckksuuuhn. Asked for his help. I am sure he will oblige, and this book will move forward.
Just as soon as the ink is dry on the contract giving him 50% of all her future royalties.
I sure hope so
In other aging celeb chick news....Martha Stewart went on some chat show and revealed that she sexts, and has participated in a three-way.
Can I have an EEEEEWWWWWWW, people??
This is getting more stupid by the day.
The woman who initially sued over old old accusations has destroyed this Deen and her family, I hope the accuser feels regret till the day she dies.
I bet this costs the publisher millions and a suit on top of that.
That publisher is about to discover there are a whole lot of creepy ass crackers who are tired of the double standard and will buy a (presumably decent) cookbook in protest over the ongoing double standard. I’d actually never heard of this woman until her “scandal”, but I’d buy her book if I was in the market for a cookbook.
“There is something WAY more going on here than a 60-something year old woman saying the n-word decades ago.”
Don’t count on it; they are crushing dissent, and making an example of her to instill fear in others. OJ Simpson (a murderer subsequently found guilty of wrongful death) was acquitted for the same nonsense.
This book was written after she lost all that weight, the description looks great....taste but lower fat, sodium, calorie receipts.
“Martha Stewart went on some chat show and revealed that she sexts, and has participated in a three-way.”
She paid less of a price after her crimes (for which she went to prison); imagine that.
Self-publish, and just forget about the old method of publishers. By 2025, I don’t think there will be a single major publisher left in the US.
I can generate a book every six months....self publish, and if I can generate talk about my book....sell 250 copies a month easily. I don’t need the dimwits or their hyped-up service.
Fight back Paula. Don’t let them destroy you.
She must’ve done something REALLY bad. I mean, you can sit by and watch people get murdered, and that is OK. But there has to be more to this than saying the n-word. I admit I said the n-word back when I was a young child. It was said frequently by whites and blacks where I was from. The minute someone told me to stop saying it, I did.
I’m not nor have I ever been a Paula fan. I have watched one or two of her shows, and that was under duress. hah. I think she made tuna salad on a piece of fancy lettuce that’s name starts with “butter.” lol I was impressed with the pretty way she presented her tunafish. Shoot. It might have been chicken salad. I just don’t remember. Hubby might. He’s not a fan either. We have fun trying to speak Paula’s brand of Georgia Southern drawl mixed with heavy smoker croak. But really. The woman must’ve said something about Muslims, and they are afraid she might set off a war of Muslims versus butter.
If a “word” uttered by Deen (years ago) brought down all these consequences, wonder what they would have done if they asked Senator Robert Byrd the same question about using the “word”? Don’t imagine there’d be many consequences, Dems would just say “that was years ago.”
They castigate her when they should oust The Won? Don’t get me started. She needs to quit apologizing and get on with her life.
Here’s a Ballantine Books email address, for those inclined to comment...
Ballantine Bantam Dell Books
Why does the left seek to destroy people?
There is an organized attempt to destroy Paula Deen. Her crime is that she said the N word in some context at one time. So the left needs to destroy her.
A Miss USA contestant had the audacity to say that she believes marriage is a man and a woman. For that, homosexual pageant judge Perez Hilton orchestrated a campaign of character assassination against her.
The owner of Chick Fill A says he thinks marriage is a man and a woman. Liberals started to boycott the company, and liberal politicos such as Rahm Emmanuel said that the business is not welcome in their communities. The fact that Chick Fill A has never been sued over anti homosexual discrimination, and does not discri,inate in that manner, is of no consequence to the left.
The Boy Scouts have been under relentless pressure for years over anti homosexual membership and leadership standards. The left pressured corporate donors to not contribute to that organization.. When the Scouts finally capitulated, and indicated that boys with homosexual inclinations would be allowed, the left was still pissed off anyway. reason being, the Scouts still don’t allow open homosexual leaders.
How is it that the left is so intolerant, so unable to live and let live? The left can’t just have disagreements with people and institutions. Instead, they seek to destroy all who don’t agree with their agendas.
It’s a sad state of affairs that the left has created such upheaval. Freedom of speech and association do not exist in reality as we might think it does.
She should self publish it and she’ll probably make more than going through the stupid publisher.
Hope Paula goes for Crowd Funding the publishing costs.... Let the little people have a little action.
All the retailers that dropped her, have they all stopped selling the rap music with the n-word absolutely littered through all the songs?
What an idiot publisher! Her current books are at the top of the charts on Amazon. This book would be the closest thing to a guaranteed bestseller.
All because she told the world that Mooch ate like a pig all day when she was on her show.
The left is not possible of being just in disagreement, deviant behavior can not be reasoned with.
These leftist are trying to justify themselves, and we who are not leftest are like a mirror to their soul,their evil is so great all they can do is break the mirror so they no longer have to see this very evil.
Sickening. Hope that she publishes it with someone else.....I will be sure to order one.
My wife is a bestselling author, so I've gone over these contracts and publishing standards extensively. There are standard, boiler-plate publishing practices included in most contracts, however if the author has a major agency with a legal department the contracts are often tweaked and modified subject to negotiation. That said, the publisher almost always gives themselves an "out" in the contractual language. Most of the time there are multiple clauses allowing them to pull out of publication for specified reasons, or for no reason at all.
Typically the contracts are paid in thirds -- a third on signing, a third on "acceptance" of revisions and drafts, and a third on publication. So she's definitely out the on-publication third, and depending on where she is in the drafting process she could be out the "acceptance" third. She could also fight back with her own legal team, of course. The publisher, could even go after her for the signing money if they have the nerve and willpower. Ultimately though, it depends on how Deen's agency negotiated the specifics of whatever contract the publisher proposed, and of course who wants to dig-in and fight for the money the hardest.
What's interesting for me is that my wife used to be with Ballantine/Randomhouse. I'm glad she and her agent decided to dump them for a different publisher.
Race war’s a’comin’ .. and that lunatic Manson, illustrating yet again the ‘blind squirrel’ phenomenon, is surely howling his lunatic ass off in whatever 8x10 he’s currently occupying.
She won't. She'll keep crying and groveling for forgiveness. If she can't get help from Jesse Jackson, she'll crawl to another race-baiter.
Personally, I can't get worked up about Deen, because in supporting Obama, she's partially responsible for the horrible mess we're in today. But the whole thing has become so absurd....if people don't rise up and scream ENOUGH, this reverse slavery, where your life can be destroyed over a word you uttered 30 years ago, will hover over us all.
Even though Paula Deen is an Obama supporter, even I don’t wish this upon her..shows how much power blacks have, you say the N word, and the media destroys you..meanwhile, a Hispanic can be called a “Cracker” and Clarence Thomas can be called an “Uncle Tom” and nothing is done, no backlash..how many times must this woman apologize before she can get her life back
Well said and so true.
Is anybody going to stand up for Paula Dean? Is anyone going to finally stand up and speak against the politically correct witch hunts? Lefties are neo-puritans. This is getting more and more chilling by the day.
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