Skip to comments.Paula Deenís #1 Amazon Best-Selling Book Dropped By Publisher Months Before Release
Posted on 06/28/2013 6:55:48 PM PDT by Nachum
Earlier this afternoon, we reported on how despite the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, celebrity cook Paula Deen is experiencing a surge in book sales on retailer Amazon. The sales spike was so strong that her newest book, Paula Deens New Testament, hit #1 on the sites Best Seller list despite not being released until October.
It turns out those huge pre-sale numbers are for naught. The books publisher has canceled its release.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, Ballantine Books announced it has dropped Deen and will not publish Paula Deens New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, despite its pre-sale soaring to #1 on the Amazon chart this week.
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This is nothing more than Black Ku Klux Klan Racism
I hear Trayvon Martin call George Zimmerman a “N-—” and he is idolized....Deen is lynched over it
I dont care if this woman voted Democrat...this is outright evil what is going on
I gave up on her recipes years ago. They were never anything great. I was getting annoyed with her 5 years ago but when she promised to have both candidate’s wives on, I was willing to give her another chance. She failed on that promise when she only had on Moo. Four years later, same song and dance. Then her continued employment with Smithfield with their illegal employees. Nope, she’s long been banned in this tv.
This is a “manufactured crisis” meant to incite race tensions in the lead up to the Zimmerman verdict.
The Paula Deen saga will piss off the white people, while Zimmerman’s acquittal will piss off the blacks. Obama wants this.
Just my opinion
I don’t know this woman from Adam, but is she a Conservative, Christian, or in any way support freedom or patriotic causes? The unhinged attacks on her are ridiculous and seem very coordinated and I am wondering why all the hate for her.
I never gave two hoots about her politics. Her food is terrible. I believe she is getting shafted here, but I wouldn’t by this book anyway.
Deen is a big Obama supporter and the Liberals are turning on her in mass. This is amazing. There is no evidence she is a racist yet she’s being destroyed.
One of life’s lessons .... don’t diss the Moo .... Chicago paybacks are Hell!!!!!
She is a Democrat who voted for 0bama. Hopefully, she’s now aware of her flawed ideology that she’s now become a victim of.
I hope the liberals get even angrier and turn on her en masse. :-)
I hope the liberals get even angrier and turn on her en masse. :-)
Maybe this is payback for her love of high carb foods...
Do any of these boycotters have anything to do with Baldwin?
I hope she converts the manuscript to .mobi format and self-publishes through Amazon’s Kindle program. Her per-book profit will at least triple. Unless Amazon dumps her. They might.
I really don’t believe black people care one bit about Paula Deen or what she did in the past. This is about liberals’ (mostly whites) desire to tear down anything southern, even though she is one of them.
(I quit watching her long ago when she started showing her love for all things liberal.)
This is a Southern style food show. In mass seems to be the appropriate term. And pass me that gravy.
The only ones going after Baldwin are TMZ..which I am surprised about since Harvey Levin is a lib and is gay..they are saying that if Baldwin were a Republican the media would be outraged, but since Baldwin is a lib he can get away with it. Perhaps this is a life lesson for Paula Deen..liberals will gladly throw away their own if they don’t suit their political agenda
I am really not that big of a fan but I’ll buy one just to annoy liberal idiots.
Nope - she’s now reaching out to Jesse Jackson for absolution.
Ballantine Books is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, a German multinational mass media *private* corporation. This means that if they are willing to lose all that money, they can.
Hmmm—I thought these releases were tied into contracts? But I don’t know.
The valuable thing in all of this, as pathetic as it is to watch, is to watch the spectacle of a true believer begin the saga by using the platform of her show to advance the cause of the two most liberal, anti-American, radical racists ever to occupy the living quarters at the White House only to see her consumed in the end by the very thing she advocated in her ignorance.
It is the parable of the scorpion and the frog in real life.
PAULA: “You two are charismatic, young and ALL of you stand for everything I stand for! If I have Michelle and Barack on my show, you all will treat me well, won’t you?”
MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Of course we will. Why wouldn’t we? We would get to the White House, and your show will prosper! We both have a lot to gain.”
********FIVE YEARS LATER********
PAULA: “I helped advance the cause, didn’t I? You said you would treat me right, didn’t you? Well, I...wait...wait...what? No, I am not a racist! I love you guys, we stand for the same things! I had you on my show, I donated money, had parties...I...”
MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: You planned a southern style wedding with black only servants. You used the “N” word.
PAULA: “No! Wait...I’m no racist! You are misinterpreting what I said! I have always been one of the strongest backers of hate speech legislation! I have never believed there was any gray area or context involved...hate speech is hate speech, and must be punished all the time and everywhere, with no exceptions!”
MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Exactly.”
PAULA: “But I am not a racist, this is what I meant when I used the *N* word...I was trying to explain how it wasn’t always a bad thing! Look you use the *N* word to talk to each other, and I was one of you!”
MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: “Sorry. Racist. We are beginning a campaign to have you fired. Our objective is to make people like you pariahs. Racist.”
PAULA: “I’m a good person! I mean well! I am an advocate of women and minorities! I supported you! I’m one of you! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME, WHEN YOU ***PROMISED*** ME YOU WOULD TREAT ME WELL! WHY? WHY ARE YOU DESTROYING ME WHEN YOU ***PROMISED*** ME! WHY?”
MICHELLE, BARACK AND THE LIBERAL ESTABLISHMENT: (nonchalantly smiling) “Because it is in our nature. It is who we are.”
One would hope that there are some liberals out there who have watched this unfold and thought “There for the grace of God go I...” and take a different look at things because of it.
I know. It is fantasy. But like that Demotivational.com poster of the rusted bow of a ship sticking out of the water with the caption: “Sometimes, your only purpose in life may be to serve as a warning to others” we can always ***hope*** it makes someone see the light.
Right. See my post at #25.
They are. If they decline to publish it, the lose all rights to itwhich they were granted in consideration for publishing itand can't stop anyone else from publishing it.
her fried coleslaw is pretty good. i know, it sounds bad, but it isn’t, try it.
So Obama is orchestrating the take-down of Paula Dean? Uhh... i don’t think so.
“Deen is a big Obama supporter and the Liberals are turning on her in mass.”
So the Dems eat their wounded like us Repubs do? I guess both left and right can be self defeating.
What amazes me is that a publisher would blow a chance to make big book sales. I doubt they dropped her on principle....probably thought it would cost them more money to keep her than to ditch her. Their reasoning is flawed....ghetto dwelling blacks don’t read. So, they don’t buy books. Not too bright this publisher.
Thank you, teacher.
I did think it was en masse but was in a hurry.
So what? You gave up on WHAT? Who cares? As I read your screed, nothing you’re upset about relates in any way to the current story. You need to pay more attention.
This is a crazy story, about much more than Paula Deen. If you can’t read the story and see that, then you are the problem.
This is scary shit. Or however I should abbreviate it. She did nothing wrong, and yet she’s been forced to “apologize” and has lost most of her income. And what of the person who filed “charges” against her? Clearly vindictive, but why? Such a strange, strange story. But one we all should keep in mind, because, without even a hint, it could be one of us.
I had dinner at her restaurant in Savannah - good, not great.
I do stand by her on this charge though ... she isn’t the first and she won’t be the last to use that word.
(She is a Democrat who voted for 0bama. Hopefully, shes now aware of her flawed ideology that shes now become a victim of.)
Don’t count on it. Did Juan Williams’ firing from PBS change his politics any?
Publishers aren't known for their brilliance.
Vince Flynn(r.i.p.) was rejected by many publishers then self published and was very popular and then got a publisher.
I think Dems see Deen as a lost cause anyway..since she’s a Southern Dem, she is a waste of their time..I dont see libs getting morally outraged about Baldwin, because he is a big time Commie lover..since Deen is from the South, and Dems will never win the South, they can really care less what happens to her
I think the media is treating Deen unfairly. I heard one anchor person say, that Deem was just like the millions of whites in the south. Not true. The media is the most self absorbed about race and behavioral choices of people than anyone in our culture. Deem should be quiet to allow time for the media frenzy to cool off. Her reputation has been destroyed by her own associates.
Also, what I see from this it shows why the republicans do not go after Obama. They seem to know that each would be accused of hating a black man (which I am not saying, it would be a justified reason not to attack Obama’s polices at all/ and his overreaches)
I think Deem voted for Obama. I know some do not like her(maybe for that alone) Though, to me, they are about to tar and feather her in front of us or possibly to cause the woman to have a nervous breakdown. She made a personal word in private. I don’t use the word nor would justify my friends to use it but it was her private thought. This looks like the word police. The left call Tea Party, teabagging in reference to a smear. Now, they are all about morality.
Most of these big corporations dropping Deen are headed by liberal CEOs, or maybe by a couple of more conservative CEOs that are afraid of Obamas thugs, so they will take down a liberal woman in order that the taint of her being a racist for remarks she made 30 years ago wont rub off on their business.
Paula Deen is also a target as she looks and speaks like an old fashioned, folksy southern cracker type. That blond poofy hair, those bright penny blue eyes, that southern drawl. With a brother nicknamed Bubba. She reeks of southern wasp, must be prejudiced, must be taken down. And all the liberal jerks are getting off on it. Maybe Paula Deen better sit down and figure out who her friends really are, and it aint the liberal Dems. They have hung her out to dry.
Thing is, we can ALL see that it could, would be, and is any one of us.
What liberals fail to see, and I hope this helps them understand this, is that it could be THEM as well. The truth is, they don’t for a single second BELIEVE that it could be any of them.
They are always the most surprised, to quote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: “Me? What for?”
Black people circle the wagons and collectively demand that “you can’t judge” or “he deserves a second chance” when black figures like Chris Brown or Michael Vick beat women or kill dogs. Hell, the black community even celebrated OJ’s acquittal after he nearly lopped the heads off two white people. If a white person says or does anything even perceived to be racist, however, the black community collectively pounces on them. They are chomping at the bit to judge and they will never, ever give a white person accused of racism a second chance.
Since they play the blame game so unfairly, I’ve thrown in the towel at being just and will now blindly support “my people “ as Eric Holder would say.
Nope, neither. She's a libtard that voted for BHO both times. I don't get what all the hate is either but it's not getting better, only worse as more sponsors drop her. And of course, ALL news channels talking about it non-stop doesn't help her cause either. Could this be another distraction from the NSA snooping, IRS targeting, etc? Probably planned. Supposedly all this stems from a disgruntled former employer that was known as a drama queen and trouble-maker. I read the deposition yesterday.
I hope she’s got a good lawyer.
And its just as easy for ‘’We the People’’ to use our wallets to the disadvantage of the businesses boycotting dean.
The fact of the matter is this: If you try to behave as an American, they will take you down!
THAT is the true msg.
Using the N word destroys careers. But most Hollywood movies include the obligatory insulting of Jesus’s name by using it as a curse word. Society treats this blasphemy as inconsequential.
Using the N word is wrong, but using Christ’s name in vain is worse.
Of course, she did nothing wrong uttering the oooooh, all so much dread N word (obligatory -
“oooooooh!” in hushed tones and a tisk, tisk) but this isn’t the first. Back about 10 years ago, Oprah was doing a show on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Heming’s decendants (if they were his). At the end of the show, she made the whites in the audience stand up and apologize. And... people did.
How many whites were made to vote for the POSTUS black candidate because of white guilt? I’ve sat here in my own livingroom and listened to some snot nosed white guy spout off that we don’t need anymore old white men in the WH... that hussein is BLAAAACK! (wow, who knew)... that he caaaaares about everyone!!!! I was very gracious and let the twerp live.
As for the current story, it was about a cookbook as per the headline. Of course, the whole story is behind the dropping of the book is ridiculous.
It is rather amazing how the lib media will eat it's own, ain't it?
Deen should stop apologizing. Its making things worse.
Whoever is advising her should be fired.
Interesting I haven't seen the usual race baiters in the media denouncing her.
Corporations are running scared over a word said 3 decades ago. Its all so intriguing.
This is what happens when you have no spine and go on TV like a blathering idiot crying. If she’s not going to stand up for herself why should anyone else?
You obviously didn’t read the lawsuit. There is plenty of evidence that the entire Deen clan is a bunch of racists from the way they ran their restaurants.
Deen is also an unrepentant Democrat and a shameless Obama booster.
Which is why I’m enjoying what’s happening to her. It’s like she’s looking around wondering “Didnt I pay my dues, why are they doing this to ME?”