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'Mein Kampf' to be reprinted in Germany for the first time since WWII

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Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto Mein Kampf will be available for purchase across Germany for the first time since World War II, when a ban on reprinting the book was put into place. The copyright has been held by the state of Bavaria since the ban, but it expires in December, according to the Washington Post. The reprint will be presented as a historical document, heavily annotated in its 2,000 pages, including mostly criticism and analysis. Many Holocaust survivors are angry about the reissue, arguing that it gives a fresh voice to a ruthless dictator. Despite Mein Kampf’s republication ban in Germany, it is widely available online and in many other countries. The first run of the reprint in Germany is set to happen early next year. (TIME)

Jill Abramson, former New York Times executive editor, is shopping a book that discusses the future of the news business. An auction for the idea kicks off on Wednesday, with expectations that many major publishers will be interested and that it could sell in the “high six figures.” Upon Abramson’s firing last May, allegations surfaced that she had been paid less than her predecessor because she was a woman. Despite the discussion this issue sparked, one executive stressed that the book is “not a score-settling book in any way,” and it’s more focused on how legacy media companies fit into the modern media landscape versus newer outlets such as BuzzFeed and Vice. (New York Post)

Conservative journalist David Brock will be publishing a book later this year that revolves around the 2016 election titled Killing the Messenger: Clintonland, Kochville and the Battle for 2016. According to the spokesman for Brock’s publishing company, the behind-the-scenes project will “take readers inside the Democratic war rooms and the 24/7 battle with right-wing forces for dominance in the 2016 campaign.” After publishing two books against Hillary Clinton, Brock then wrote a book about how he made the switch from conservative to democratic views. He founded Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton messaging group, as well as the liberal opposition research group American Bridge. (CNN)

New Line Cinema acquired the rights to Gayle Forman’s I Was Here, a young adult novel published in January. The studio released an adaptation of another Forman book, If I Stay, last year, with Forman serving as executive producer. Forman plans to do the same for I Was Here. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows an 18-year-old girl’s journey to better understand why her best friend committed suicide. (GalleyCat)

Chef John Tesar will share his gourmet cooking skills in a meat-tastic cookbook entitled Knife: Modern Steak and All American Meats. This is the first cookbook for the chef, who will be working with food writer Josh Ozersky on the project. Tesar revealed in an interview with D Magazine that he has come up with at least 100 recipes for the book. “I want this book to register on three levels: first it has to have coffee table appeal, second, I want my peers to respect it, and third, I want it to be textbook-esque for culinary students to pick up and learn from,” he said. (GalleyCat)