Weinstein Books Is Shuttered by Hachette Book Group

Weinstein Books Is Shuttered by Hachette Book Group
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Hachette Book Group announced it was shutting down the Weinstein Company’s publishing imprint, Weinstein Books. Credit Sasha Maslov for The New York Times

The fallout from the sexual harassment and assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein continued to spread throughout the entertainment industry on Thursday, with Hachette Book Group announcing that they are shutting down the Weinstein Company’s publishing imprint, Weinstein Books.

Books that are currently under contract will be published by the company’s Hachette Books imprint, and people working at Weinstein Books will join the Hachette imprint, according to Michael Pietsch, the chief executive of Hachette Book Group.

The imprint, which was originally called Miramax Books, was founded in 2001 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. It relaunched in 2009 as part of Perseus Books, an independent publishing company that Hachette bought in 2016. The imprint typically publishes around 10 new titles a year.

Despite the Weinstein’s cache in the entertainment industry, Weinstein Books never made much of a mark in the literary world. Most of its titles tend to be celebrity-driven memoirs and diet and wellness books. Over the years, the imprint has published books by some notable names including Larry King, and the Top Chef host and model Padma Lakshmi.

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