Paula Deen Loses Book Contract Despite Top Selling Pre-Orders

More bad news for Paula Deen. Her upcoming cookbook, Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up won’t be coming out in October after all. The publisher, Ballantine Books, cancelled her two book contract. This, despite pre-orders driving the upcoming cookbook to #1 on Amazon after news broke that the celebrity chef used the N word.

“After careful consideration, Ballantine Books has made the difficult decision to cancel the publication, ‘Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,'” the publisher said in a statement.

Deen has lost about a dozen contracts so far, including deals with Food Network, Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, Smithfield, Ceasars Entertainment and more.

Today, Deen also lost contracts with Walgreens, JC Penney and Sears.

In other news, there is a rumor that Dancing With The Stars has reached out to Deen to appear on their upcoming fall season.

Via Reuters, E News

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