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FSG Nabs Chelsea Manning's Memoir

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish Chelsea Manning's memoir in winter 2020. Acquiring editor Colin Dickerman said the memoir “will, for the first time, allow readers to experience the full depth, breadth, and weight of her journey."

In Twist, Judge Orders B&N to Help Pay Former CEO's Legal Costs

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Among three decisions handed down at a May 6 conference, Judge John G. Koeltl ruled that Barnes & Noble's countersuit against former CEO Demos Parneros can proceed. But in a twist, the judge held that an indemnification clause in Parneros's contract called for the company to advance Parneros's costs for defending against the suit.

Mayo Clinic Launches Publishing Imprint

Publishers Weekly -

After working for decades with multiple publishers to publish health books for consumers, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is launching its own publishing imprint, Mayo Clinic Press. Its debut title will be released this fall.

Sales, Profits Up in Q1 at S&S

Publishers Weekly -

Sales at Simon & Schuster rose 3% in the first quarter of 2019 over the comparable period in 2018, rising to $164 million from $160 million a year ago. Operating income increased 6%, to $17 million.

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