Following last week’s intense gossip among agents that former Simon & Schuster publisher David Rosenthal has been negotiating to set up an imprint at Penguin, Crain’s ran a short item memorializing the rumor. The parties are not commenting.
At the Simon & Schuster imprint, Michael Szczerban has been promoted to associate editor.
Former President George Bush will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show on November 9, the release date for his book DECISION POINTS.
Steven Spielberg is going to direct the film version of Daniel H. Wilson’s forthcoming novel ROBOPOCALYPSE, with photography scheduled to begin in January 2012 for theatrical release by Touchstone in 2013. DreamWorks bought rights to the manuscript last November, and Doubleday bought publishing rights for a June 2011 release.