Glenn Beck's Mercury Radio Arts, Simon And Schuster Extend, Expand Publishing Deal
June 1, 2011 at 11:23 AM (PT)
GLENN BECK's MERCURY RADIO ARTS and SIMON AND SCHUSTER have renewed their co-publishing deal, with BECK continuing to write books under the deal and a new imprint, MERCURY INK, to be established to publish books by other authors. MERCURY SVP/Publishing (and BECK co-author) KEVIN BALFE will oversee the new imprint.
BECK has two new books coming out for SIMON AND SCHUSTER under the deal, "The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century" on JUNE 14th and a new novel, "The Snow Angel," in OCTOBER. MERCURY INK will debut with a young adult novel by RICHARD PAUL EVANS, "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25." in AUGUST.
"I am thrilled to expand our relationship with SIMON AND SCHUSTER and could not ask for better partners than CAROLYN REIDY and her amazing team," BECK said. "While I have a million book ideas of my own, there are still countless subjects that I know my audience would love to read about but that I just don't have the ability or expertise to write. That is where MERCURY INK comes in. We will work with the best authors in a variety of genres to craft books that am I passionate about and that I believe will strongly connect with my audience."
"GLENN BECK and MERCURY RADIO ARTS have built a creative studio of the first order, and proven time and again that they are an unstoppable commercial force in any medium they enter," said SIMON AND SCHUSTER Pres./CEO CAROLYN REIDY. "In publishing they have shown themselves to be masters of all categories and formats, and so we are delighted to extend our agreement for more books authored by GLENN, and to expand our relationship to help GLENN bring new and established authors to readers under the MERCURY INK line."
BALFE said, "MERCURY INK is the natural evolution in our partnership with SIMON AND SCHUSTER. GLENN's audience continually craves books that entertain, educate and enlighten -- and we are uniquely positioned to meet that demand. With MERCURY INK, we can work with the best writers around to bring their vision to our audience while maintaining the high standard of quality that GLENN's own books are known for."
"Publishing GLENN BECK is like winning the World Series, multiple times a year," said LOUISE BURKE, EVP/Publisher of THRESHOLD EDITIONS. "Whether it is full-length work of satirical nonfiction, a gripping political thriller, a short but sharp take on a current topical matter, nobody is more spot-on or knows better how to connect to his audience of millions of devoted readers. It's been a pleasure from the beginning and we look forward to even more successful publishing in the years to come."