Thursday, December 4, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Random House...of cards? Okay, so maybe that's being a bit dramatic, but the publishing house did just consolidate several of their publishing groups, eliminating jobs and ruining Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa for quite a few people.

Oh, f**k. There's more. Simon & Schuster announced today that it has eliminated 35 positions. According to a memo from their CEO, the cuts came in all areas, including S&S’s publishing divisions, operations and sales departments and international division.

Well, at least someone's smiling. Tina Fey's book deal? It net her a reported $6.9 million. And this is post-Palin impressions. Can you imagine how much she would've gotten had McCain been elected president? On second thought, don't imagine any such thing. I don't want to be responsible for the suicides.