Hachette Book Group 'terminates' Weinstein Books imprint

Lawrence Kim
October 13, 2017

Hachette Book, the USA publishing house of French group Lagardere, has terminated the Weinstein Books imprint, the latest entity to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein after allegations of sexual harassment against the movie producer. The Weinstein Co. dismissed Weinstein on Sunday.

The decision comes just two days after Hachette told Publishers Weekly that it would honor contracts with all writers with its Weinstein Books, a joint venture with The Weinstein Company.

Photo Hachette Book Group announced it was shutting down the Weinstein Company's publishing imprint, Weinstein Books.

The imprint was launched as the boutique Miramax Books by Bob and Harvey Weinstein in 2001, with such authors as Rudy Giuliani and Madeleine Albright.

"Strange contracts pre-dating us would suddenly surface, book deals with no deadline attached authored by attractive or almost famous women, one I recall was by the stewardess on a private plane", Brown wrote.

MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski, who has a three-book deal with Weinstein Books, said this week that she is reconsidering whether or not she wants to go forward with that agreement in the wake of the allegations against Weinstein. The imprint typically publishes around 10 new titles a year. It relaunched in 2009 as part of Perseus Books, an independent publishing company that Hachette bought in 2016.

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