Bestselling Publisher Howard Kaminsky Dies at 77

Bestselling Publisher Howard Kaminsky Dies at 77

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Howard Kaminsky, former president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House, and Hearst, passed away on Friday, August 26. He was 77-years-old.   His daughter, Jessica Kaminsky, informed the New York Times that the cause was a heart attack.   Born in Brooklyn, Kaminsky joined the publishing industry in the early 1960s. In 1984, he became the publisher and chief executive of Random House’s trade department. Though he was soon succeeded by Robert Bernstein in 1987, he quickly resurfaced through Hearst. During this period, some well-known authors under their corporation included Elmore Leonard, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal, and David Halberstam.   After their unit experienced a …

American Girl Publishes First-Ever Book for Boys

American Girl Publishes First-Ever Book for Boys

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American Girl is releasing a book about puberty for boys. New York Times bestselling author Cara Natterson has sold six million copies of her series “The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls.” American Girl has decided to embrace the other half of the population with Natterson’s “Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.”   via Amazon   It’s a refreshingly irreverent book with illustrations by Micah Player. Natterson intends for boys (or girls) as young as 7 to read “Guy Stuff” from cover to cover.   Cara Natterson / via Worry Proof MD   Not only does this …