Vanity Fair Repackages Murdoch Magazine Pieces for E-book

Vanity Fair wasted no time capitalizing on Rupert Murdoch’s moment in the spotlight. VF writers like Sarah Ellison and Michael Wolff have long covered the News Corp. patriarch in the magazine’s pages, and now their stories have been re-purposed in an e-book called, “Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street.”

It also includes a rare byline: the introduction is by editor in chief Graydon Carter. (Although all the press released offered from it was “it is Shakespearean in detail and scope, ” which sounds more like a blurb than an introduction.)

The magazine released a similar book about Elizabeth Taylor after her death in March. It is currently #18,820 in the Amazon Kindle Store.

Is it worth buying a Kindle/Nook for? Check out the table contents below.

I. ALL IN THE FAMILY
Murdoch Blood, Murdoch Empire, by Sarah Lyall
Scions in Love (Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud), by Judith Newman
The Secrets of His Succession, by Michael Wolff

II. THE NEWSPAPERMAN, PART I
In Cold Type (Murdoch Buys the Chicago Sun-Times), by Garry Wills
Murdoch and Me, by Andrew Neil
Paper Lions (Zuckerman’s Daily News versus Murdoch’s Post), by Edward Klein
The Gossip Behind the Gossip (An Oral History of “Page Six”), by Frank DiGiacomo

III. IN THE REALM OF THE MOGUL
Fox Populi 1 (A Fledgling Fox Network), by James Wolcott
Mighty Joe Roth (Murdoch Takes the Reins at Fox; Roth Heads for Disney), by Edward Klein
Cable Guys (Murdoch’s Fox News Versus Ted Turner’s CNN), by Kim Masters and Bryan Burrough
Fox Populi 2 (Fox News at Full Blast), by James Wolcott
Simpson Family Values (An Oral History), by John Ortved

IV. THE NEW FRONTIERSMAN
Murdoch’s New Life (A Candid Conversation), by William Shawcross
Will Success Spoil MySpace?, by James Verini
Rupert to Internet: It’s War!, by Michael Wolff

V. THE NEWSPAPERMAN, THE FINAL ACT
Murdoch’s Private Game (Power Play for The Wall Street Journal), by Michael Wolff
The Man Who Tried to Manage Murdoch, by Sarah Ellison
Two Men and a Newsstand (Murdoch’s Journal Versus Sulzberger’s Times), by Sarah Ellison
The Dark Arts (The News of the World Hacking Scandal), by Sarah Ellison

VI. THE LION IN WINTER
Tuesdays with Rupert, by Michael Wolff

Vanity Fair Repackages Murdoch Magazine Pieces for E-book