This is an interesting, diverse group of new publisher purchases that might fascinate you:
Deb Brody at Harlequin bought Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe's untitled book about dating, mating and sometimes hating Hot Men of the Otherworld, to be designed like a woman's magazine.
Kathe Sweeney at Jossey-Bass bought Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Professor James Shein's REVERSING THE SLIDE: A Strategic Guide to Turnarounds and Corporate Renewal, illustrating how to reverse any corporation's decline and identify distressed companies as investment opportunities.
Tim Sullivan at Basic Books picked up Kellogg School of Management professor Leigh Thompson's THE CREATIVE CONSPIRACY: How the Science of Collaboration Can Transform Your Organization, offering surprising and counter-intuitive findings about teams and innovation that will challenge managers and leaders to adopt some unconventional, controversial, and downright blasphemous best practices.
David Owens's THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: Recognizing and Overcoming the Innovation Barriers in Your Organization went to Susan Williams at Jossey-Bass, explaining to managers that to create real innovation in their organizations they must present a compelling and irrefutable case that motivates their people to adopt all of the changes that the innovation demands.
If you want to make millions on our idea, you'll want entrepreneur and licensing expert Stephen Key's ONE SIMPLE IDEA: Become Rich and Successful While Letting Others Do the Work, a book that explains how to make millions without having to actually invent, create, or produce a new product, that went to Gary Krebs at McGraw-Hill.
Chef and owner of top San Francisco dining destination The Slanted Door, Charles Phan's VIETNAMESE COOKING, featuring 100 classic recipes and select favorites from the Slanted Door repertoire, will be published by Ten Speed Press.
Anja Schmidt of Kyle Books bought James Beard Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning TV food personality Ming Tsai's SIMPLY MING ONE-POT MEALS: Quick, Healthy & Affordable Recipes, co-authored with Arthur Boehm, 80 recipes with an Asian twist -- every ingredient can be found at your local market, every recipe will track its salt and fat intakes, calories, and allergens, every dish will cost under $20, and you'll only have to use one vessel in which to cook.
This should be fun--"Desperate Housewives" Eva Longoria Parker's EVA'S KITCHEN: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends, her debut cookbook reflecting her passion for cooking and her life -- from her Texan roots and Mexican heritage to her French NBA-star husband -- including a broad range of international influences as well as personal stories and intimate photographs, to Emily Takoudes at Clarkson Potter.
Tanya Becker and Jennifer Maanavi's PHYSIQUE 57, a 2-week diet and fitness plan for total body transformation, based on the workouts taught in the exclusive NY and LA Physique 57 studios, to Diana Baroni at Grand Central (perviously known as Warner Books--and still called Warner by many of us!).
Shannon Welch at Rodale picked up Women's Health contributor and CBS Early Show Nutrition Expert Keri Glassman's book presenting a 4-day cleanses and 2-week plans adapted to the most common goals and lifestyles based on the principles she put forth in her O2 Diet.
The first of undoubtedly many books about the recent oil spill, DEEPWATER HORIZON: The Oil Disaster, Its Aftermath, and Our Future, by the executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Peter Lehner, writing with Bob Deans, former head of the White House Correspondents Association, will be published by John Oakes of OR Books.
Author of THE ARABS - A HISTORY, Eugene Rogan's THE GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1914-1920, an account of how The Great War totally shaped the Middle East, to Lara Heimert at Basic and Simon Winder at Penguin Press UK.
Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago Stephen T. Asma's AGAINST FAIRNESS: In Favor of Favoritism, arguing that some of the assumptions of liberal democracies are wonderful but unrealistic and troublesome, and that tribal ethics can provide a more realistic and peaceable approach to life, to Elizabeth Dyson at University of Chicago Press.
Victor S. Thomas and Leila Ahmed's THE QUIET REVOLUTION: The Story Behind the Veil's Resurgence, a surprising and heretofore untold story of Muslim women's role in the period of Western colonialism through to the growing religious fundamentalism of the present day, told through the lens of the veil, to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press.
Stefan Bechtel's MR.HORNADAY'S WAR, the story of pioneering early environmentalist William Temple Hornaday, founder of the How-ToBlogger of DigginFood.com Willi Galloway's GROW. COOK. EAT, tips, advice and information for growing and preparing fifty of the most popular and best tasting vegetables, herbs and small fruits, to Susan Roxborough at Sasquatch Books.
ModernJune.com Kelly McCants's SEWING WITH OILCLOTH, featuring 20 hip handmade houseware projects -- including a market tote, bench cushion and party banners -- to make with laminated cotton and oilcloth, to Roxane Cerda at Wiley
Magnus Muhr's THE LIFE OF FLY, a hilarious photographic revelation of the secret life of flies, to Emily Haynes at Chronicle.
MTA Metro-North Railroad and New York Transit Museum's GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL AT 100, the only official book celebrating the 2013 Centennial of one of the world's great railroad stations, offering 300 archival and contemporary photos never before seen of this historic building and its surrounding area, to Jennifer Levesque at Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
Ultrarunner and star of BORN TO RUN, Scott Jurek's EAT & RUN, an inspiring memoir of Jurek's remarkable running career, fueled, surprisingly, by an entirely plant-based diet, written with Bill Gifford, to Susan Canavan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Tony Hendra and son Nick Hendra's book on basketball and life, documenting, exploring and celebrating the thrills, setbacks, excitement, tedium, hopes, dreams, stark realities, emotional highs and lows, timeless human truths, hilarious predicaments, and weird, touching or insane characters they have encountered during a journey which began in earnest six years ago and whose outcome is still unknown, to Patrick Mulligan and Bill Shinker at Gotham.
Musician (and former Van Halen member) Sammy Hagar's memoir, to Lisa Sharkey for Harper Collin's It Books, with Matt Harper editing.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's WHILE I WAS GROWING UP, her experiences and those of her family during and immediately after World War II, drawing on her own memories, her parents' written reflections, interviews with contemporaries, and other primary source materials, giving a child's view of the time and also an adult's broader perspective, to Tim Duggan at Harper.
Rachael Herron's KNITTING IN THE ROUND, a memoir in essays about the ways in which knitting defines the milestones of her life -- from surviving a typhoon, to marrying the love of her life, to grieving for her mother's death, to Jodi Warshaw at Chronicle.
Sally Koslow's THE WANDER YEARS: A Mother's Display of Public Reflection, combines interviews, personal observation, and social science, on the modern phenomenon of "adultescents" (kids who return to the nest after college until who knows when) from the point of view of their beleaguered parents, to Clare Ferraro and Carolyn Carlson at Viking.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Big One David Kinney's THE DYLANOLOGISTS, a participatory journey into the lively global community of zealous Dylan followers, seeking to understand why he's mattered both to individuals and to our culture, again to Jofie Ferrari-Adler at Grove/Atlantic.
MacArthur fellow Will Allen's THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION, the story of a former fast-food executive who bought a derelict two-acre plot in a struggling neighborhood in Milwaukee and built a pioneering urban farm that feeds thousands who otherwise would not have access to healthy food, demonstrating how a relationship with the soil can heal broken communities and people, to Lauren Marino at Gotham.
Greg Paul's CLOSE ENOUGH TO HEAR GOD BREATHING, awakening readers to the fact that there's a wonderful and intimate connection between our own life experiences and the "Great Story" -- the whole of the Bible viewed as one extended account of the loving relationship of the Creator with his creation, to Brian Hampton at Thomas Nelson.
ScienceScience journalist Kayt Sukel's THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON LOVE: The Neuroscience of Love, Sex and Relationships, exploring the latest research on the neurobiology behind love, attraction, pair-bonding, and sex, to Hilary Redmon at Free Press.
Celebrated mathematician and FLATTERLAND author Ian Stewart's THE MATHEMATICS OF LIFE, an investigation into the role of mathematics in life sciences, and THE GREAT MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS, on the challenges and eccentric personalities surrounding some of history's most important math problems, again to Lara Heimert at Basic.
Sports Illustrated journalist David Epstein's THE SPORTS GENOME, exploring what genetics reveals about athletic performance, and questioning the correlation between effort and excellence, to David Moldawer at Current.
Whitley Strieber's THE KEY, fresh insight into the nature of the universe and the soul of humanity, delivered to the author by a mysterious stranger who offers us the Key to our ultimate destiny as co-creators with and companions of God, to Mitch Horowitz at Tarcher.
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