Thursday, May 22, 2003
Book-of-the-Month Club tilts right. Following on the heels of Penguin and Random House, which have a total of thirty new right-wing books in the works, the Book-of-the-Month Club is planning a copycat venture that panders to the Coulter and Bennett fans ( Yahoo/AP): Does genuine demand really exist for all of these planned books? Relative to its already-exaggerated status, how much bigger can the market for specious reasoning, inaccuracy, and hatred be?
The operators of the Book-of-the-Month Club announced Tuesday that they are forming a new club, as yet unnamed, devoted to works with a conservative point of view. Within the past month, Penguin Putnam and the Crown Publishing Group have started conservative imprints.
"We don't think we've done enough in this area. We have featured conservative authors like Bill Bennett, but we've never presented them in a coherent way," says Mel Parker, senior vice president and editorial director of Bookspan, which runs the Book-of-the-Month Club and several other clubs.
Bookspan is co-owned by Bertelsmann AG and AOL Time Warner Inc., and its new club is scheduled to begin by early next year. Brad Miner, a former literary editor with the conservative National Review, will serve as editor.
Miner should have plenty of material. Penguin and Crown, a division of Random House, Inc., each plan to publish about 15 conservative books a year. Regnery Publishing, a conservative press based in Washington, D.C., puts out between 25-30.
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