After Termination of Weinstein Imprint, Mika Brzezinski's Three-Book Deal Is Back On
She called off the deal last weekend, but her books will now be published by Hachette.
Last weekend, following the first allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski tentatively called off her three-book deal with Hachette Book Group imprint Weinstein Books.
She reiterated on Monday that she wouldn't go forward with the deal even though Weinstein had been fired by The Weinstein Co. on Sunday.
But, after Hachette announced Thursday that the Weinstein Books imprint has been eliminated, Brzezinski said the deal was back on. She made the announcement on Friday morning's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Brzezinski, who has been complimentary of the "amazing" female Hachette employees she's worked with, said she spoke with Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch about the new structure and the company's policies. Brzezinski's books will now be published by Hachette, like all projects that were formerly with the Weinstein Books imprint.
"We’re going to have an ongoing conversation about sexual harassment and wage equity, and I’m really looking forward to writing about all of it," Brzezinski said Friday. "I'm very satisfied."
Brzezinski said her deal with Hachette will be officially re-announced next week. She wrote this week that Weinstein pressured her to announce the deal in the New York Post via Page Six, before she was ready. "Mika told them specifically, 'I don’t want press on this, I'm not ready on this,'" her co-host Joe Scarborough relayed Friday.
Brzezinski will be publishing two new titles with Hachette and rereleasing her 2011 book Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth.