Publishers Marketplace reported more Hurricane Katrina deals at the end of last week. The folks at CNN sold a book called CNN Reports: State of Emergency, a chronological account of the network’s coverage through transcripts and photos for publication in mid-October 2005. CNN announced it will donate all royalties to hurricane relief funds and the publishers will match the donation.
And New Orleans Times-Picayune city editor Jed Horne also sold a project that will be an insider’s account of the Hurrican Katrina disaster. Horne examines the root of the problem in the culture and politics of the city and in the national politics of oil, homeland security, poverty, and race relations. The book was sold to Random House and the deal was brokered by Claudia Menza of the Menza-Barron Agency.