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The Beastie Boys are back—with a book deal.
Mike D (Michael Diamond, IRL) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz, IRL) have signed a deal with an imprint of Random House, Spiegel & Grau, to release a book in 2015. The third Beastie, MCA (Adam Yauch, IRL), passed away last year after suffering from cancer, but will undoubtedly Read More
Squids & Stones
According to an excitedly penned page in the Spiegel & Grau publishing catalog, Matt Taibbi, the Rolling Stone writer known for his sharp eye and Homeric taste in similes, has a 288-page book coming out on Sept. 21. The new work from Mr. Taibbi, whom his publishers refer to as “Hunter S. Thompson meets Michael Read More
Jay-Z is close to finalizing a book deal with the Spiegel & Grau imprint of Random House. The literary agent repping the rapper, Matthew Guma, had no comment, but sources say the book will consist of Jay-Z commenting on and telling the stories behind his lyrics.
Sources said that when Mr. Guma originally approached editors Read More
The dramatic reorganization of Random House initiated a month and a half ago by new C.E.O. Markus Dohle came one step closer to completion this morning, as the publisher of the company’s biggest division—the flagship Random House Publishing Group—sent a memo to staff announcing a new executive structure.
The length and complexity Read More
73-year-old poet Margaret Robison, who was controversially depicted as a negligent lunatic by her son Augusten Burroughs in the book Running With Scissors, has signed with Spiegel & Grau to write a memoir in which she’ll tell "her own story her way," according to an announcement posted this morning to the Publishers Marketplace deal-wire. Read More
The time bomb that was Random House for the past five months has finally exploded, as new C.E.O. Markus Dohle deployed a jaw-dropping memo this morning detailing a reorganization of the adult trade program that will see Bantam publisher Irwyn Applebaum and Doubleday publisher Steve Rubin step down and their imprints spread around to the Read More
Julie Grau, the glamorous co-publisher of Doubleday’s Spiegel & Grau imprint, returns to the pages of Vogue this month with a piece about "the definitive ab-sculpting workout."
Well, why not!
The article is not online, but here’s how it starts:
The doumbek was thumpin’. A frenzied melody rose from the oud. A woman Read More
Doubleday threw a party last night for Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau, who were celebrating the official launch of their new imprint at Random House (read all about it).
Wait, no, it’s not an imprint—Doubleday Broadway president Stephen Rubin made a point of this during his speech. “A new publishing house!” he said, Read More
Spiegel & Grau has hired Tina Pohlman from Harcourt and named her senior editor for hardcovers and editorial director for paperbacks, it was announced today. At Harcourt, which is in the middle of a messy merger with Houghton Mifflin that has left several high-level people without jobs, Ms. Pohlman was editorial director the paperback imprint Read More
Comedian Tracy Morgan of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock fame has sold his autobiography to Spiegel & Grau, a young division of the Doubleday group at Random House that is about to launch its first full list.
Cindy Spiegel, who runs S&G with Julie Grau, told Media Mob today that Morgan will work Read More