He's already planning a web news channel and a Groupon-style coupon destination while overseeing his news website, book empire and transition from a lucrative Fox News contract. But Glenn Beck is taking his "next Oprah" quest quite seriously: he's now launching his own book imprint, Mercury Ink. The guy best known for spouting conspiracy theories on Fox News and leading church revivals at the National Mall is already a seven-time New York Times bestseller, and now he's scouting "new and established authors" to groom in his style.
Beck, who's authored Fox News-esque non-fiction titles, is also planning a new novel to follow-up his heavily-read-into conspiracy novel The Overton Window. It will be called The Snow Angel, and from its Amazon description it's a saccharine "heartwarming" novel about "learning to treasure our memories while allowing ourselves to move forward" that will arrive next October.
Meanwhile, Beck's first author signing is bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. According to his official bio, Evans made his name writing The Christmas Box, a story about "parental love and the true meaning of Christmas" which was eventually turned into a CBS television special. For Beck, he'll be penning the imprint's first young adult thriller about a high school boy with Tourette's syndrome and unspecified "electric" superpowers. We can't wait to see what secret, paranoid message Harper's columnist Thomas Frank will find in that one.