HBG in the News

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Jamie McGuire Signs Three-Book Deal with Forever

New York, NY - August 9, 2017

Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group has acquired the world rights from Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency to a new trilogy by Jamie McGuire, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling BEAUTIFUL and MADDOX BROTHERS romance series.  At GCP, Leah Hultenschmidt, Editorial Director for Forever, acquired world rights and will edit the series.  

In North America, the CRASH AND BURN series will be published as simultaneous trade paperback, e-book, and audio editions with the first book releasing in Fall 2018.  A mass-market edition will follow in 2019.   

The CRASH AND BURN trilogy follows the Alpine Hotshots, a diverse group of elite wildfire firefighters who work in the most remote mountains of the U.S., pushed beyond their limits, unafraid to die if not for losing those they love.  

Aug. 9, 2017

Weinstein Books to Publish Three New Books by Morning Joe Co-Host and NYT Bestselling Author Mika Brzezinski

NEW YORK, NY – July 20, 2017

Weinstein Books, in partnership with Hachette Book Group, is thrilled to announce a three-book publishing deal with New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski. World rights were acquired by Amanda Murray, Editorial Director of Weinstein Books.

A revised and expanded edition of Brzezinski’s New York Times bestselling title Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth will release in Spring 2018. The book features advice from such major female voices as Sheryl Sandberg, Elizabeth Warren, Valerie Jarrett, Joy Behar and many others, and will be updated throughout with new statistics, fresh interviews, and thoughtful commentary about the importance of knowing your value in personal relationships. The book inspired Know Your Value, a digital media platform and conference event series dedicated to empowering high-potential women to get the most out of their professional and personal lives. Know Your Value comes to NYC for a full-day event on October 30th.


July 21, 2017

Chef and Actor David Burtka's LIFE IS A PARTY Acquired by Grand Central Life & Style

New York, NY—July 13, 2017  

Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is excited to announce the acquisition of a debut entertaining  and cookbook—LIFE IS A PARTY—by chef and actor David Burtka. Grand Central Life & Style’s Karen Murgolo, VP Editorial Director, and Morgan Hedden, Assistant Editor, acquired world rights from Laura Nolan of Aevitas. The book is tentatively scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2019.  

Chef, caterer, and award-winning Broadway and TV actor David Burtka believes that a great party is all about great food and warm hospitality. In his debut book, LIFE IS A PARTY, David will share all of his insider knowledge to help readers create amazing and unforgettable parties and gatherings no matter what the occasion. Each chapter, divided by season, will feature delicious and easy to prepare recipes based on comfort food favorites with a fun and inspired twist – from barbecued ribs and funnel cakes to caviar and chive cream puffs and butter-roasted lobster tails. David will suggest endless ways to mix and match these dishes to suit every entertaining possibility, while offering simple-to-stunning decorating tips, countdown to party techniques, and delegating tactics to make every party a success. LIFE IS A PARTY will be the go-to book for entertaining at every level with ease and grace. 

July 13, 2017

Hachette Books to Publish Donna Brazile's HACKS: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House

July 11, 2017, NEW YORK

Mauro DiPreta, publisher of Hachette Books, announced today the acquisition of HACKS: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House, a no-holds barred look at the 2016 Presidential election from former DNC chair and legendary Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile, in a deal for world rights with Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at Javelin, the D.C.-based literary, media and creative agency. Senior Editor Paul Whitlatch acquired and will edit the book, which Hachette Books will publish on November 7, 2017, on the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election. Packed with never-before-reported revelations, HACKS is the first book to take readers inside the inner workings of the 2016 election from one of its central figures. 

July 12, 2017

Grand Central Publishing Acquires Book About The Award-Winning, Blockbuster Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN

New York, NY—July 11, 2017

Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, and the publishers of Hamilton: The Revolution, is excited to announce the acquisition of DEAR EVAN HANSEN: Through the Window – a behind-the-scenes look into the multi-award-winning hit musical by the Tony Award winning creative team of Steven Levenson (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Tony Award for Best Score).  Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical, the book will be published on November 21, 2017 in hardcover and ebook. The book will be produced by Melcher Media, creators of other successful Broadway books such as Hamilton: The Revolution, Wicked: The Grimmerie and Rent.


July 11, 2017

Da Capo Press to Publish How to American by Silicon Valley Actor/Comedian Jimmy O. Yang

In his first book, How to American, Yang shares his always hilarious and often poignant stories of assimilating into American culture, learning American customs by watching BET RapCity, and figuring out how to date girls who were six inches taller than him—all while dodging his parents’ unrelenting attempts to get him to be a studious, model Asian son. He also writes about his burgeoning acting career, the choices he made, and the compromises he refused to make.  Chapters include “How to Thuglife” (what Yang learned about America by watching three hours of rap videos a day) and “How to Hollywood” (making the most of the roles given to him as an Asian-American actor).


July 6, 2017