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Lena Dunham Expands Her Empire Into Book Publishing

Lena Dunham.
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Lena Dunham will now venture into book publishing, after conquering the film, television, and newsletter industries.

Dunham is launching her own book-publishing imprint with Jenni Konner under Random House. It will be called Lenny, like their newsletter.

She told BuzzFeed:

“While we love our home on the Internet, Jenni and I are both voracious readers (of books and book reviews) who are constantly trading titles and allowing them to stir us creatively. Our friendship often doubles as a book club. We feel like the Lenny voice lends itself to a diverse list of authors and we are so excited to work with Random House – they get our mission completely. Lenny books will aspire to push the ball forward on the issues that matter to our audience, with wit and style. We hope to see them sticking out of purses and riding public transportation everywhere.”

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Lena Dunham Expands Her Empire Into Publishing