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Daily Beast Gets Into Speedy Book Publishing

Will focus on publishing timely titles by Daily Beast writers -- first as e-books, and then as paperbacks.

Having ramped up her metabolism from magazines to online journalism with the Daily Beast, Tina Brown now wants to speed up book publishing.

In a joint venture with Perseus Books Group, the Daily Beast is forming a new imprint, Beast Books, that will focus on publishing timely titles by Daily Beast writers — first as e-books, and then as paperbacks on a much shorter schedule than traditional books.
 

On a typical publishing schedule, a writer may take a year or more to deliver a manuscript, after which the publisher takes another nine months to a year to put finished books in stores. At Beast Books, writers would be expected to spend one to three months writing a book, and the publisher would take another month to produce an e-book edition.

 

Read more at the New York Times.