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Paula Deen’s publisher, Ballentine, has canceled a deal with her for multiple books, including an upcoming cookbook that was the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com for pre-orders.
Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, announced Friday it would not releaseÂ Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, which was to be released in October and was the first of a five-book deal.
The publisher said it decided to cancel the book’s publication after “careful consideration.” Deen has had several sponsors cut ties with her since admitting that she used the N-word.