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Paula Deen's upcoming book nixed by publisher
CBS ^ | June 28, 2013, 4:45 PM

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: ballantinebooks; destroywhitey; msmabuse; pauladeen; pauladeenbook; pauladeenpublisher; pauldeen; witchhunt
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1 posted on 06/28/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Wow


2 posted on 06/28/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

Are you kidding me?????


3 posted on 06/28/2013 2:25:18 PM PDT by mware
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To: Perdogg

it is the all whitened up part of the title they dont like


4 posted on 06/28/2013 2:26:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Perdogg
1. Dip book in butter. 2. Put book in oven.
3. Turn oven up to 451°F.
4. Bake until reduced to ash.
5 posted on 06/28/2013 2:26:31 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Perdogg

MO must be smiling


6 posted on 06/28/2013 2:26:59 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Perdogg

I pre-ordered that. Absolutely amazing. Destroying this woman and her families career. Sickening.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 2:27:07 PM PDT by bluerose (Nick Searcy For President)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like she’ll make a fortune self-publishing if they chose to break the contract. Good for her.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 2:27:10 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg
I wonder if the book is contractually bound to this publisher? If not, I hope another publisher picks it up.
9 posted on 06/28/2013 2:28:09 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Perdogg
Cease publication of all rap songs with the N-word in them.

10 posted on 06/28/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Perdogg

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.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 2:28:56 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Perdogg

How the hell can they do that ??


12 posted on 06/28/2013 2:29:10 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Perdogg
This is a decision that will raise legal questions - canceling a book which is number one in advance sales is designed to injure. What is the publisher's obligation? Is there a cause of action, etc?
13 posted on 06/28/2013 2:29:10 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: mware

http://www.amazon.com/Paula-Deens-New-Testament-Lightened/dp/0345543661/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372454926&sr=1-1&keywords=paula+deen


14 posted on 06/28/2013 2:29:21 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Scalia 2016 - Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: Perdogg

The all-new, hopey-changey, bookburning West.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 2:29:36 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: liberalh8ter

prolly be al jezeera specially since it is a terrorist manifesto


16 posted on 06/28/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pollster1

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.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 2:30:23 PM PDT by mware
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To: Pollster1

It’s times like these that will turn liberals (Paula) into Conservatives.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Perdogg

OK. There is something WAY more going on here than a 60-something year old woman saying the n-word decades ago.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 2:32:38 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: Perdogg

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.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 2:32:59 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Perdogg

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.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 2:33:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: mojito

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.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 2:33:33 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pollster1

I sure hope so


23 posted on 06/28/2013 2:35:10 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ChocChipCookie

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??


24 posted on 06/28/2013 2:35:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

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.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 2:37:11 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Truth29

I bet this costs the publisher millions and a suit on top of that.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 2:37:18 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: Nifster

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.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

“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.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 2:39:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mojito

This book was written after she lost all that weight, the description looks great....taste but lower fat, sodium, calorie receipts.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“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.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 2:40:46 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: liberalh8ter

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.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 2:42:21 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Truth29

Fight back Paula. Don’t let them destroy you.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 2:43:21 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Perdogg

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.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 2:44:13 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Perdogg

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.”


34 posted on 06/28/2013 2:44:24 PM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: Perdogg

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.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Happiness comes through the door you didn't know you left open.)
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To: Perdogg

Here’s a Ballantine Books email address, for those inclined to comment...

Ballantine Bantam Dell Books
BBDPublicity@randomhouse.com


36 posted on 06/28/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: svcw

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.


37 posted on 06/28/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Perdogg

She should self publish it and she’ll probably make more than going through the stupid publisher.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Hope Paula goes for Crowd Funding the publishing costs.... Let the little people have a little action.


39 posted on 06/28/2013 2:52:02 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: BitWielder1

All the retailers that dropped her, have they all stopped selling the rap music with the n-word absolutely littered through all the songs?


40 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Perdogg

All because she told the world that Mooch ate like a pig all day when she was on her show.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 2:56:18 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Perdogg

Sickening. Hope that she publishes it with someone else.....I will be sure to order one.


44 posted on 06/28/2013 2:57:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Truth29
What is the publisher's obligation? Is there a cause of action, etc?

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.

45 posted on 06/28/2013 3:01:38 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


46 posted on 06/28/2013 3:02:28 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jersey117
"Fight back Paula. Don’t let them destroy you."

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.

47 posted on 06/28/2013 3:02:51 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Perdogg

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


48 posted on 06/28/2013 3:07:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: CatherineofAragon

Well said and so true.


49 posted on 06/28/2013 3:08:59 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Perdogg

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.


50 posted on 06/28/2013 3:10:01 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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