Harvey book chapter ends
WEINSTEIN Books is coming to an end in the wake of Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment scandal. A memo sent out to publishing pros on Thursday by its publishing director Georgina Levitt and editorial director Amanda Murray, obtained by Page Six, says, “We are pleased to share that all books and authors under the Weinstein Books imprint, as well as Amanda aand myself, will have a new home at Hachette Books, an imprint at the Hachette Book Group, effective immediately.” The e-mail adds that, “Hachette Books is thrilled to have us join their publishing list and tteam. As ever, supporting our authors aand publishing their books to the highest possible standard is our top priority.” Murray and Levitt took the helm at Weinstein Books back in 2012. One of its new authors — “Last Comic Standing” winner Iliza Shlesinger — has a book due from the unit next month, “Girl Logic,” and she slammed Weinstein’s alleged acts of assault and harassment as “deplorable” and“sickening .” sickening But she added in a Twitter post that she’d never mmet with Weinstein, and that her book “celebrates wwomen, feminism, and our right to be bold.” Another author, MSNBC anchor Mika Brze, whowho ovover the summer signed a three-book deal with Weinstein Books, also slammed Harvey and said she’d never met with him. She added of the deal moving ahead: “I want to know that this company does not embrace sexual abusers, sexual harassers . . . And I want to have ac on versa ti conversation with them before I move forward ... Step two is having a wider conversation about the culture within an organization. organiz That, of course, start sat the top .” BobBo Weinstein’s books division wewent through a number of iterations over the years after starting as Miramax Books in 2001. It has most recently cent ly pub li she published about 10 titles pper year.
Blake Lively apparently didn’t get the memo about wearing white after Labor Day at the LA premiere of All I See Is You.”