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  • Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record

    09/13/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher. The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book's public release Tuesday and President Trump's public rejection of it. Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds" designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm...
  • Why Is 60 Minutes Benghazi Witness Davies Now in Hiding?

    11/18/2013 10:23:53 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 15 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rick Wells
    ....."Things have recently gotten even more curious. If a news organization with the resources to go to Wales and interview Mr. Davies wanted to do so in order to get some answers, they wouldn’t find him at home. He’s in hiding. Just who would a charlatan opportunist, like the one he’s being portrayed to be, want to hide from, Morley Safer? Davies contacted his publisher, Simon & Schuster by email and informed then he was “going dark,” this past Friday morning. The message indicated that someone had threatened to harm his family if he continued to defend the truthfulness of...
  • Simon & Schuster to Launch Muslim Children’s Book Division

    02/26/2016 2:56:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 25, 2016 | Keith J. Kelly
    Simon & Schuster is launching an imprint to focus on books with Muslim characters and stories. SNIP Its first four books, set to be published in 2017, will be: “Salam Alaikum,” a picture book by recording artist Harris J.; “Musa, Moises, Mo and Kevin,” a picture book about four kindergarten best friends...SNIP...; and “Yo Soy Muslim,” a lyrical picture book by Mark Gonzales.
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • CBS may be eyeing an earnings miss (Thanks to Hillary's book flop?)

    08/05/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    RBR ^ | 7/31/14 | Carl Marcucci
    Alpha Now/Seeking Alpha’s Sridharan Raman says CBS is battling several headwinds in the current quarter. The World Cup tournament, broadcast in the U.S. by ABC and ESPN, drew viewers and may have led to weak advertising results at CBS, while online content continues to draw ad dollars away from television. Finally, CBS’ hit television series, “How I Met Your Mother,” came to an end: “There will be plenty of revenue from syndication, but the show has been a major draw for TV viewers. The large negative StarMine Predicted Surprise of 5.3% indicates that CBS is likely to report an earnings...
  • Source: After Disastrous Launch Of ‘Hard Choices’ Hillary To Write New Book

    07/15/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/14 | Edward Klein
    By now, everyone knows that Hillary Clinton’s memoir Hard Choices is a disaster of such enormous political and financial proportions that it should have been titled “Heaven’s Gate” — a reference to the most infamous Hollywood box office bomb of all time. So how are Bill and Hillary taking this depressing news? And what, if anything, are they planning to do about it? For an answer, I spoke to two sources — one in Bill’s inner circle, the other in Hillaryland (as Hillary’s court is called) — and although these two sources do not know each other, they confirmed the...
  • Sales Fall, Earnings Rise at S&S (1st Quarter 2014 Simon and Schuster flashback)

    07/14/2014 10:05:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Publishers Weekly ^ | 5/18/14 | Publishers Weekly
    First quarter sales in 2014 fell 11% at Simon & Schuster, to $153 million, but operating income rose to $11 million from $10 million in the first quarter of 2013, parent company CBS reported. -snip- And then there is the new Hillary Clinton book due out in the middle of June. "It's a great book," Reidy said, adding that she hopes Hard Choices will drive consumers into stores. Perhaps with the promotion planned for the Clinton book on her mind, Reidy said she is sure marketing costs, and sales, will be higher for the rest of the year than in...
  • Disappointment for Hillary Clinton as sales for her memoir 'struggle in its first week'

    06/17/2014 9:36:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/17/14 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' is a 'bomb', according to a publishing source. The former first lady's memoir - detailing her time as secretary of state under Obama - has sold just 60,000 hardcover copies and 24,000 e-books, the source told The Weekly Standard. The results come after publisher Simon & Schuster's 'hoping and praying' that 150,000 print copies would be sold in the first week after the book went on sale on June 10, the source added. 'Between us, they are nervous at S&S,' the source said. 'Sales were well below expectations and the media was a disaster......
  • New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release (Freeper book title contest....)

    04/09/2014 3:04:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release AFP 1 hour ago Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist of "candid reflections about key moments during her time as secretary of state as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century." The book, and...
  • US files antitrust suit against Apple

    04/11/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11 2012 | Bob Van Voris
    The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Corp., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Apple and Macmillan, which have refused to engage in settlement talks with the Justice Department, deny they colluded to raise prices for digital books, according to people familiar with the matter. They will argue that pricing agreements between Apple and publishers enhanced competition in the e-book industry, which was dominated by Inc. (AMZN)
  • US government files antitrust suit against Apple over e-book pricing

    04/11/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 11 Apr 12 | AppleInsider Staff
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By AppleInsider Staff Published: 10:05 AM EST (07:05 AM PST) An antitrust suit accusing Apple and a number of book publishers of price fixing and collusion was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday. The complaint was filed in a New York district court against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Penguin, according to Bloomberg. Indications first surfaced on Tuesday that the Department of Justice was readying an antitrust suit. The justice department is expected to settle with "several publishers" this week, as Reuters reported earlier that Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins...
  • Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon

    05/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 1,845+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 5, 2010 | James Hibberd
    Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on "South Park," yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ. Jesus-south-park As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), the network is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city. "In general,...
  • The Washington insider who made Obama rich (Robert Barnett)

    10/24/2008 4:30:40 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 1,175+ views
    FT ^ | Oct 24, 2008 | D.D. Guttenplan
    -snip- McCain made his first million the old-fashioned way: he married the daughter of a wealthy businessman. But Barack Obama, the son of an absent African father and a mother who relied on government-issued food stamps to feed her children, became a millionaire in a more modern manner – on the back of a book deal. It happened circuitously. In 1990, Obama was already enough of a celebrity – the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review – for the New York publishers Simon & Schuster to offer a “six-figure contract” for a proposed autobiography. The only problem...

    03/22/2004 8:05:41 AM PST · by NYC Republican · 120 replies · 477+ views ^ | 3/22/04 | Drudge
    <p>CBSNEWS did not inform its viewers last night that its parent company owns and has a direct financial stake in the success of the book by former White House terror staffer turned Bush critic, Dick Clarke, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.</p>
  • Dad of 'Idol's' Barrino Sues Publisher

    09/27/2006 8:40:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 329+ views ^ | 9 26 06 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - The father of "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has filed a $10 million libel suit against the publisher of a book about his daughter, alleging that it contains "false, exaggerated, sensational, intentional and malicious untruths." In papers filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Joseph Barrino is seeking damages from Simon & Schuster, which released "Fantasia: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale" in 2005. The book was made into a TV movie, starring Fantasia, that aired on the Lifetime network in August. Among the details disputed by Joseph Barrino: that he was hostile to the music...
  • solving clinton poverty 

    08/23/2005 10:14:18 PM PDT · by Mia T · 18 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 8.24.05 | Mia T
    solving clinton poverty   by Mia T, 8.23.05   If you want to attend ex-President Clinton's upcoming conference on solving global poverty, you better not be poor yourself. The web site for the so-called "Clinton Global Initiative" - set for Sept. 15-17 in Manhattan - is hawking tickets for $15,000 a-piece. For that princely sum, "participants will play a role in deciding on the programs that the Initiative will fund throughout the year." "This nonpartisan conference will bring together a diverse and select group of current and former heads of state, business leaders, noteworthy academicians, and key NGO representatives to participate...
  • 'Educational' smut for kids

    05/27/2005 12:00:38 AM PDT · by T Lady · 9 replies · 1,317+ views ^ | May 26, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Here's a rich irony: I'm writing today about a new children's book, but I can't describe the plot in a family newspaper without warning you first that it is entirely inappropriate for children. The book is "Rainbow Party," by juvenile fiction author Paul Ruditis. The publisher is Simon Pulse, a kiddie lit division of the esteemed Simon & Schuster. The cover of the book features the title spelled out in fun, Crayola-bright font. Beneath the title is an illustrated array of lipsticks in bold colors. The main characters in the book are high school sophomores -- supposedly typical 14- and...
  • "Educational" Smut For Kids - (new zinger by Michelle Malkin, my kinda writer!)

    05/24/2005 9:00:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 2,156+ views
    Here's a rich irony: I'm writing today about a new children's book, but I can't describe the plot in a family newspaper without warning you first that it is entirely inappropriate for children. The book is "Rainbow Party," by juvenile fiction author Paul Ruditis. The publisher is Simon Pulse, a kiddie lit division of the esteemed Simon & Schuster. The cover of the book features the title spelled out in fun, Crayola-bright font. Beneath the title is an illustrated array of lipsticks in bold colors. The main characters in the book are high school sophomores -- supposedly typical 14- and...

    05/25/2005 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Idisarthur · 85 replies · 4,963+ views ^ | 05/25/2005 | Michelle Malkin
    My new column on a just-published children's book called "Rainbow Party" is up. USA Today's coverage of the book--aimed at 14-year-olds--is here. So, what's a rainbow party? Here's the column intro: Here's a rich irony: I'm writing today about a new children's book, but I can't describe the plot in a family newspaper without warning you first that it is entirely inappropriate for children.
  • MTV Networks To Launch LOGO [on 2/17] - A New Television Network For Gay And Lesbian Viewers

    01/06/2005 8:34:29 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 62 replies · 1,326+ views
    Viacom ^ | May 25, 2004 | Press release
    New York, N.Y. (May 25, 2004)— LOGO, a new cable television network targeted at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIAB) on February 17, 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, targeting primarily gays and lesbians, 25-49, and will provide a mix of original and acquired programming that is authentic, smart, inclusive and open-minded. LOGO will launch in markets across America, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco, through national cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, RCN and additional distributors that will...