AMP and CNN Collaborating on Hurricane Book

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By: E&P Staff

Andrews McMeel Publishing plans a mid-October release for “Hurricane Katrina,” which has the subtitle “CNN Reports: State of Emergency.”

“The book will provide a chronological account of the network’s coverage through a selection of exclusive transcripts and photos documenting all facets of the disaster, including past studies predicting such a tragedy, the path of the hurricane, [and] the consequences surrounding the flooding and delayed rescue efforts,? said acquiring editor Dorothy O?Brien, vice president and managing director at AMP’s Book Group, in a statement.

CNN will donate all royalties to Hurricane Katrina diaster relief, with AMP — a sister company to Universal Press Syndicate — matching that donation.

AMP is partnering on the 176-page book — which will have a first printing of 150,000 — with CNN and Lionheart Books packager Michael Reagan.

Past collaborations for AMP include the bestseller “September 11, 2001: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages by the Poynter Institute,” which generated an $800,000 donation from AMP to the September 11th Fund administered by the United Way.

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