Brzezinski goes ahead with book deal after publisher severs ties with Weinstein

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In addition to memoirs by media figures like Dick Van Dyke and Larry King, Weinstein Books published "movie tie-ins" related to projects produced by The Weinstein Company, such as the novelization of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, as well self-help, fiction and Young Adult novels, including the well-received The Haunting of the Sunshine Girl series.

"We're going to have an ongoing conversation about sexual harassment and wage equity, and I'm really looking forward to writing about all of it in the re-release of Knowing Your Value and the two other books that I will be doing with Hachette Book Group".


MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski, who has a three-book deal with Weinstein Books, said this week that she is reconsidering whether or not she wants to go forward with that agreement in the wake of the allegations against Weinstein. The Weinstein Books staff will be absorbed into Hachette Books, according to a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter; its roster of upcoming books will also be published by the Hachette Books imprint.

The THR report also notes that The Weinstein Company's co-publishing deal with Hachette's Perseus Books had been producing roughly 10 books per years. "Weinstein Books is an all female imprint that has, frankly, published many works about female empowerment written by strong women, " Shlesigner wrote.


Brzezinski said she and Hachette will hold a "re-announcement" of her three-book deal next week - without Weinstein, of course.

Weinstein Books, whose website and Twitter account are still live, is now headed by Editorial Director Amanda Murray and Publishing Director Georgina Levitt. If I distanced myself from the women who helped me or, God forbid, didn't celebrate my book, then it would be another example of a man harassing women and then women paying the price for it.


Investigations published this week by the New York Times and the New Yorker detail Weinstein's alleged misconduct over decades.

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