The New York Timesâ Michael Grynbaum has sold a book on the history of CondÃ© Nast to Simon & Schuster, Page Six has exclusively learned.
The tome will be called âEmpire of the Elite.â
It was sold by Aevitas Creative Managementâs David Kuhn. Kuhn and Simon & Schuster had no comment on the sale and itâs unclear when the book on the storied media giant will hit shelves.
Grynbaum is a media, TV and politics writer known for reporting in 2007 that Michael Bloomberg was driven in a chauffeured SUV 22 blocks to the subway to ride public transit to work as mayor, among other stories. He has also covered CondÃ© Nast, Hearst and other publishing companies.
The tome would come at a time of continued, sweeping changes at CondÃ© Nast â where Vogue veteran Anna Wintour was last year named chief content officer for the publishing behemoth.
The media landscape is rife with former CondÃ© Nast staffers as some former fixtures â from Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter to Glamour’s Cindi Leive â have left the fold in recent years, leaving a potential pool of sources to dish.
It remains to be seen who will talk for the upcoming book.
The company was created in 1909 by CondÃ© Montrose Nast, and bought in 1959 by Samuel I. Newhouse for $5 million, reportedly as a gift to his Vogue-loving wife. Newhouse then merged the company with his family’s Advance Publications, which has remained CondÃ© Nast’s parent.
Previous tomes on the subject have included Susan Ronald’s Nast biography, “CondÃ© Nast: The Man and His Empire” in 2019.
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