Governor Andrew Cuomo said he and book publisher HarperCollins are "working through some of the entails of the contract still," for the freshman governor's book, slated to hit the shelf next week.
There was a time when Andrew Cuomo felt "so comfortable on [Fred Dicker's radio] show that he sounds like he thinks he's still whispering off the record to his trusted confidant."(2)
To the list of things Christine Quinn's political consultant Josh Isay does for her, add book-brokering.
It is through Isay that Quinn was introduced to her book agent, David Black, of the Downtown Brooklyn-based David Black Agency. And it is Black who sold Quinn's upcoming memoir to Henry Ferris, the Harper Collins editor of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.(2)
Christine Quinn, like Andrew Cuomo, will have a well-timed book about her published by HarperCollins
Christine Quinn will publish her memoir through a HarperCollins imprint "next spring, only months before the mayoral election." [Julie Bosman]
John Liu said there may have been fraud in how a contractor successfully bid to work on the CityTime project. [Juan Gonzalez]
Merryl Tisch's shot at running for mayor: not great, but then again, she could do what Bloomberg did. [@JoshGreenman]
Good news for Dan Garodnick: Labor is still unhappy with David Yassky and the thought of him running for comptroller. [Liz Benjamin]
In news that is both shocking and unsurprising, New York Post state editor Fred Dicker has gotten a contract from HarperCollins to write a biography of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
"The governor and his staff plan on cooperating with Mr. Dicker's book," Cuomo's spokesman told Keith Kelly, Dicker's colleague at the Post, who reported the deal.
It looks like Gawker just handed Sarah Palin a gift in her battle against the liberal media establishment.(2)
It's been a big year for Leto, and a big week. On Thursday, her next book, Judging a Book by Its Lover, was sold to HarperCollins. And on Friday, TechCrunch reported that Leto had secured funding for a new Internet project.
It's a defining moment, a one-two punch of "old" media and tech, a week full of the kind of improbable, varied, self-made success that has always been the promise of New York, and that is, apparently, still possible. Possible, that is, if you are very, very driven and work very, very hard.
Judging a Book By Its Lover was the first project that is hers, and hers alone. She said again and again how much she had always dreamed of being a writer (there's a completed, if unedited, novel manuscript lying in her apartment), so the new book seems an odd choice. The sections, which include "How to Write Like Any Author" and "Twitter Versions of Novels," are by their nature reductive. But they're also confident, aggressive, and yes, presumptuous: the paper-and-ink versions of the "dislike" button everyone claims to want on Facebook. Posting about the book to her Tumblr, Leto wrote: "[My] favorite section so far is “How to Speak Condescendingly About Any Author.” This section has been inspired heavily by people I’ve met in NYC (wink)."