Mercury Ink - Mercury Radio Arts and Simon & Schuster extend and expand publishing deal

GLENN BECK’S MERCURY RADIO ARTS AND SIMON & SCHUSTER EXTEND AND EXPAND CO-PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP

Mercury Also Launches Mercury Ink - a New Publishing Division

To Discover and Promote Books That Appeal to Beck’s Large Audience

(NEW YORK, June 1st 2011) Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company Mercury Radio Arts and Simon & Schuster, Inc., are proud to announce that they are extending their global multi-book, multi-imprint co-publishing agreement. The renewal builds on the incredible success and many milestones the two companies have enjoyed since the 2003 publication of THE REAL AMERICA, including Beck’s joining the select group of authors who have placed #1 New York Times bestsellers on both the fiction and non-fiction lists.

Beck, the author of seven consecutive #1 bestsellers spanning  multiple genres and formats— including fiction, non-fiction, self-help, and children’s picture books, trade paperback and audio originals— will continue to write numerous books every year. As in the past, Beck and Mercury’s focus will be on creating a robust publishing program that offers readers a broad selection of titles in a wide range of categories. The first title under the renewed agreement, a trade paperback non-fiction title, The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century, goes on sale June 14, 2011.  A new novel by Beck, THE SNOW ANGEL, will be published in October.

Beck's titles will continue to be published internationally by Simon & Schuster's publishing companies in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and in audio from Simon & Schuster Audio.

Mercury is also launching Mercury Ink, a new division that will discover, publish and promote books and authors that Glenn is passionate about across a variety of genres. The division will be run by Kevin Balfe, Mercury’s SVP of Publishing, who will acquire titles for the imprint. Mercury Ink titles will be co-published with Simon & Schuster.

Mercury Ink’s first title is Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, a young adult novel by #1 New York Timesbestselling author Richard Paul Evans. The book, on-sale this August,has already received accolades from successful writers like perennial bestselling thriller author Vince Flynn, who said: “Michael Vey is one of the most original thrillers I've come across in years. It's rare that a book can appeal to a young adult just as much as their parents—but Evans has pulled it off."

Beck and Mercury have a long-track record of successfully connecting authors with readers. The New York Times wrote: “Virtually every novelist in America fantasizes about being picked to appear on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. But now an increasing number of writers have discovered a new champion: Glenn Beck.”

"I am thrilled to expand our relationship with Simon and Schuster and could not ask for better partners than Carolyn Reidy and her amazing team,” Beck said. “While I have a million book ideas of my own, there are still countless subjects that I know my audience would love to read about but that I just don't have the ability or expertise to write. That is where Mercury Ink comes in. We will work with the best authors in a variety of genres to craft books that am I passionate about and that I believe will strongly connect with my audience.”

“Glenn Beck and Mercury Radio Arts have built a creative studio of the first order, and proven time and again that they are an unstoppable commercial force in any medium they enter,” said Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc. “In publishing they have shown themselves to be masters of all categories and formats, and so we are delighted to extend our agreement for more books authored by Glenn, and to expand our relationship to help Glenn bring new and established authors to readers under the Mercury Ink line.”

Kevin Balfe, SVP of Mercury Radio Arts, said, “Mercury Ink is the natural evolution in our partnership with Simon and Schuster. Glenn's audience continually craves books that entertain, educate and enlighten—and we are uniquely positioned to meet that demand.  With Mercury Ink, we can work with the best writers around to bring their vision to our audience while maintaining the high standard of quality that Glenn’s own books are known for.”

“Publishing Glenn Beck is like winning the World Series, multiple times a year,” said Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Threshold Editions. “Whether it is full-length work of satirical nonfiction, a gripping political thriller, a short but sharp take on a current topical matter, nobody is more spot-on or knows better how to connect to his audience of millions of devoted readers.  It’s been a pleasure from the beginning and we look forward to even more successful publishing in the years to come.”

Glenn Beck was represented by George Hiltzik of N.S. Bienstock in the agreement. Kevin Balfe, who is also Beck's co-author on previous books, will continue to oversee the partnership on behalf of Mercury Radio Arts. Liz Perl, Senior Vice President, Marketing, will continue to serve as a strategic coordinator for the Glenn Beck publishing program across all Simon & Schuster divisions and imprints.

About Simon and Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com

About Mercury Radio Arts

Mercury Radio Arts is Glenn Beck’s fully integrated multi-media production company. Mercury produces or co-produces all Glenn Beck related properties including The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third highest-rated radio show, Beck’s New York Times bestselling books, his live stage-show business, destination website GlennBeck.com, and news and information service TheBlaze.com. Founded in 2002, Mercury has a full time staff of over 50 employees and is based in New York, NY.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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