Audio News Brief | March 1, 2013

AudioGo will be marketing its exclusive ebook and audiobook editions of
Kathleen Sharp’s update to her 2004 biography Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire (Carroll & Graf), about the Hollywood power couple who operated both the MCA talent agency and Universal Studios, as part of the company’s new ebook program. Journalist Sharp, who has covered the movies/TV for the Boston Globe, asserts that the Wasserman’s power and influence extended beyond the entertainment industry into local politics, and up to the U.S. Senate and the White House. “Sharp blends corporate maneuvering and personal scandals into a gripping portrait of the original power couple,” read the Publishers Weekly review of the 2004 hardcover original.
At LJ’s request, Tara Gelsomino, AudioGO’s executive marketing manager, probed Sharp on the changes and new material: “I updated the Wasserman biography to give more historical perspective, and I streamlined the contents to emphasize the key aspects in the Edie-and-Lew partnership,” Sharp replied. “It’s the same in-depth study of this extraordinary couple, incorporating 450 star interviews—only now it’s ready for the Wi-Fi/Facebook/ADD age.” The ebook/audiobook will be released in July.

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