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2012-12-11 20:20:46

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff today announced that The Penguin Press will publish Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's DOUBLE DOWN: Game Change 2012 in fall 2013. Godoff made the deal with Andrew Wylie at The Wylie Agency and HBO has optioned the rights to the book. HBO's film "Game Change," based on the authors' book of the same name about the previous election, won five Emmy awards earlier this year and was one of the most viewed original movies in the network's history....

2012-01-09 08:02:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the signing of a new urban fantasy series by a writer discovered on Bookcountry.com, Penguin's nine-month-old online genre fiction workshopping community. The two-book deal marks the first acquisition from the site since the Book Country community launched in May of 2011. BETWEEN, by debut novelist Kerry Schafer, was discovered by Susan Allison, Vice President, Editorial Director of The...

2011-12-05 07:28:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA), has been named "Person of the Year" in the U.S. trade book publishing industry by Publishers Weekly, the largest book publishing industry trade magazine in the country, it was announced today by Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. consumer trade book publishers, and a member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Jim Milliot, Co-Editorial Director of Publishers Weekly, commented, "PW has been...

2011-03-03 11:46:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother, is the subject of a deeply reported and researched biography, A Singular Woman, by award-winning, New York Times reporter Janny Scott, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2011 by Riverhead Books. Sarah McGrath, Vice President and Executive Editor of Riverhead Books, acquired World English hardcover, paperback, audio and electronic rights at auction to A Singular Woman from Scott Moyers at The Wylie...

2010-11-10 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff, President and Publisher of The Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the acquisition of Sapphire's The Kid, the second novel by the bestselling author of Push. The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. The deal, for North American rights, was made between Godoff, who serves as editor, and Melanie Jackson of the Melanie Jackson Agency. Publication...

2008-09-22 12:00:00

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer One remarkable fact of the critical success of "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" is that it won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. More remarkably, it is a debut novel. Junot Daz's debut novel. "The prize, of course, you're kind of floored by it. But I'm also one of those gloomy characters. Though floored, I was also really just quickly back to work," Daz said in a phone interview. "I was like, OK, that's wonderful, but I have to get to...

2006-02-23 17:53:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. author James Frey, who admitted last month he made up much of his best-selling memoir "A Million Little Pieces," has been dropped by his publisher, Riverhead Books, Frey's representative said on Thursday. Frey's unmasking and public confession to Oprah Winfrey, the daytime television host whose endorsement catapulted the drug-rehab memoir to the top of the bestsellers list, has rocked the U.S. publishing industry, stirring debate about the nature of memoirs...