Crooked Media partners with publisher Zando for book printing

NEW YORK (AP) — A major progressive media company, founded by three former members of the Obama administration, has formed a book imprint with independent publisher Zando.

On Tuesday, Zando announced it would partner with Crooked Media, founded in 2017 by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, for an imprint called Crooked Media Reads. Crooked Media is known for podcasts such as “Pod Save America” ​​and “Lovett or Leave It”.

The first release from the new publishing house, the novel “Mobility” by Lydia Kiseling, is scheduled for August 2023.

“Crooked will champion authors whose missions, ideas and stories will spark much-needed discussion, debate and change,” Zando founder Molly Stern said in a statement. When Stern was an editor at Crown, her projects included former first lady Michelle Obama and her bestselling memoir “Becoming.”

In a statement Tuesday, the three founders of Crooked Media said they were on a mission to “point listeners to brilliant authors helping to solve the great challenges we face as a country and telling stories that can expand the perspective and empathy of readers”.

Stern launched Zando in 2020 and has formed imprint partnerships with Sarah Jessica Parker, John Legend, and Gillian Flynn, among others.