The publisher Hachette Book Group has announced that it will be terminating its partnership with Weinstein Books, effective immediately. This termination by Hachette comes after a recent New York Times report exposed sexual assault allegations against the famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Since the report, scores of female celebrities have spoken out against the producer and he has since been removed from the board of the company he co-founded. The Hachette Book Group began a co-publishing deal with the Weinstein Company in 2009 after it purchased the Perseus Book group.
As Publishers Weekly reports Weinstein published around 10 books a year through The Hachette Book Group, but this has now been ended. All books will now be published solely by The Hachette Book Group and all Weinstein Books employees will join the Hachette Books team. The deal will officially end “after the contractual notification period.”
The Hachette Book Group went on to say the “Hachette Book Group will honor its contracts with writers who have come to us via Weinstein Books.” The company also noted that author contracts are with them, not with Weinstein.