University of Maryland Medical System CEO resigns amid controversy over Pugh book deal, no-bid contracts

Robert A. Chrencik resigned Friday as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, his long tenure at the hospital network ending amid the controversy surrounding accusations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting. “Today the Board of Directors and I received and accepted Mr.... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acting UMMS chief: Baltimore Mayor Pugh approached medical system for book deal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh solicited a lucrative no-bid arrangement to sell copies of her self-published children’s books to the University of Maryland Medical System in “direct conversations” with the hospital network’s CEO, a top system official testified Saturday in Annapolis. Acting CEO... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Gov. Hogan: 'not confident' facts are known on Baltimore Mayor Pugh and UMMS book deal

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday more facts need to come out about the University of Maryland Medical System’s business deals with its board members, including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s role. “I’m not confident that we do know all the facts,” Hogan said at a State House news conference that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh amends financial disclosure filings amid scrutiny over book sales to UMMS hospital system

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh did not fully disclose the $500,000 business relationship she started in 2011 with the University of Maryland Medical System during the time she was a state senator, a period during which she sat on the hospital network’s board of directors and oversaw issues... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh fulfilled final 'Healthy Holly' deal, attorney says — but unclear where the books went

An attorney for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said she has now fulfilled her end of a 2017 deal in which the University of Maryland Medical System paid her $100,000 for 20,000 copies of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s books. Pugh “has 100 percent performed her... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-06-11 09:00:00 UTC ]
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More Maryland insurers under investigation over ties to Baltimore Mayor Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' books

The Maryland Insurance Administration said Friday it expanded its review of insurers involved in donating or selling books self-published by Mayor Catherine Pugh, whose company is now facing multiple investigations. The state regulatory agency said previously it would conduct a so-called targeted... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to take leave of absence in midst of 'Healthy Holly' book controversy

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, facing a call by Gov. Larry Hogan for a criminal investigation into the book deal that paid her hundreds of thousands of dollars, announced Monday that she will take an indefinite leave of absence because of her health. The Democratic mayor’s office issued a... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh apologizes for 'Healthy Holly' deal but admits some books being delivered only now

Mayor Catherine Pugh apologized Thursday for upsetting the people of Baltimore over a book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, as she for the first time produced evidence that 60,000 of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books have been printed and distributed. But she also said that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to hold news conference on Healthy Holly book deal 'as soon as possible'

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is planning to hold a news conference to address the controversy surrounding the $500,000 Healthy Holly book deal, once she is released from a hospital and healthy enough to appear in public, her spokesman said. Pugh was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia.... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Canada’s PRH Gets a Female CEO; Sweden’s Universities End Elsevier Contract

The global chief of Penguin Random House names Kristin Cochrane to the role of CEO in Canada. And in Sweden, the national universities' and research consortium says it can't get the open-access arrangements it needs from Elsevier.  The post Industry Notes: Canada’s PRH Gets a Female CEO;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair 2017: A Few Novels Gain Buzz Amid Restrained Deal-Making

With no single title emerging as the big book of the fair, and gossip still focused on recent reports about the $65 million advance the Obamas landed from Penguin Random House, a number of novels have been the subject of chatter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Disney CEO Bob Iger gets a book deal

Bob Iger, whose tenure as chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co. has been marked by a string of high-profile acquisitions, will write a book about leadership for Random House, the publisher announced Monday. In a news release, Random House said Iger's book will explore "the ideas,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sally Faulkner signs book deal after doomed bid to kidnap own children

Hachette Australia says memoir will be ‘testament to a mother’s love’ after disastrous snatch attempt in Lebanon organised with help of Channel NineBrisbane woman Sally Faulkner, who has been charged with kidnapping her own children in Beirut, has signed an international book deal for a tell-all... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’

Israel has repealed its Law for the Protection of Literature and Writers, which required fixed book prices for 18 months and minimum author royalty rates. The post Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amid Controversy, Penguin India Recalls Western Book on Hinduism

Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Avon Books re-signs Sue Moorcroft in three-book deal

HarperCollins division Avon Books has re-signed author Sue Moorcroft in a three-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Titan Books lands Hannah Mathewson's debut fantasy in two-book deal

Titan Books has signed Hannah Mathewson's "beautiful and lyrical portal fantasy novel" set in an alternative universe London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-06 14:05:31 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Children’s Books pre-empts Gibbons debut in major three-book deal

HarperCollins Children's Books has snapped up world rights in a "lightning-strike pre-empt" to A Clock of Stars by children's author Francesca Gibbons in a major three-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-17 07:34:18 UTC ]
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Hera Books secures two-book deal with Walters

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