Har­vey book chap­ter ends

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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.”

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