The Book Biz
The Penguin Group is suing some pretty high profile authors to recoup some of their advance money, The Smoking Gun reports.
Since an advance is really more of a gamble than a guarantee (authors can be hard to rely on! You can’t rush the creative process! Sometimes editors cancel books!), historically publishers have not held authors accountable. But it is a difficult time for publishing companies and they can probably use all the cash they can get.
Before Nick Denton tapped Ana Marie Cox to be the founding editor of Wonkette, she was editing restaurant reviews in Florida and writing on a personal blog. But that doesn’t mean she misses her time hammering out pithy posts under the Gawker umbrella, as she told the Onion’s AV Club. Read More
Wonkette founding editor Ana Marie Cox has signed on to G.Q. as its Washington correspondent, reported Politico earlier today.
Ms. Cox had bounced around a bit since she left Wonkette in early 2006. She wrote a book and became an editor at Time. In 2008, she jumped ship for Radar, which Read More
On Wednesday night, Joe Scarborough stood in the back room at Michael’s restaurant, and publicly thanked his wife, Susan, who stood a few feet away, for inspiring the evolution of his political punditry at MSNBC.
“The first couple of weeks I was on MSNBC, every night I would come home Read More
Ana Marie Cox, former Washington Editor of Radar, conducted a long interview with CBS News political analyst-turned-McCain-Palin campaign advisor Nicolle Wallace for Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Web site, The Daily Beast. (The Observer‘s Felix Gillette spoke with Ms. Wallace earlier this month.)
Early on, Ms. Wallace jokes that she walks her dog, Read More
Also in the October/November issue of Radar, Ana Marie Cox interviews John McCain about his favorite TV shows. (Good two months for them!) Mr. McCain, who David Letterman excoriated last night for bailing on his show, said that he really likes the late night talk show host in the article which is currently not Read More
Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal‘s Amy Schatz reported that Google would be setting up a "two-story, 8,000 square-foot headquarters for hundreds of bloggers descending on the Democratic convention in Denver next week, and it will offer similar services at the Republican convention in September, as new media gain influence in politics."
According to Ms. Read More
Is Laura Ingraham brushing up on her Baudrillard?
According to Time Magazine’s Swampland blogger Ana Marie Cox, radio host (and Fox News fill-in presenter) Laura Ingraham can’t tell the difference between reality and Hollywood special effects.
Ms. Cox recounts the story of Zoriah Miller, a photographer who lost his Read More
I’m at a Personal Democracy Forum conference about technology and politics right now at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Ben, Ana Marie Cox and a few other folks were discussing the impact technology had on journalism and politics this year.
Ben got a hearty-ish laugh from the audience with a counter-intuitive analysis of this Read More
“Three or four people leaving is not a big deal,” insisted Maer Roshan, founder and editor in chief of Radar.
Actually, it’s five: Senior editor Tyler Gray, en route to Blender, just had his last day at the magazine, as did managing editor Leigh Ann Boutwell, who is joining her boyfriend on the West Read More