Palin Book Deal Said To Be Worth $7 Million

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I just threw up in my mouth a little™

    Link

    Do they buy books in "Real America"?
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Yes they do. Enough to put them on the bestseller list anyway. Then, oddly enough, a few months later you can pick up copies for pennies or less...
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Dear god. I'd hate to be editor or proofer on that manuscript. Also.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I'd love to be, imagine what will not make the grade for publishing.
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Ghostwriter for sure.
     
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    Meh. I got four words for you. "It Takes A Village". It'll just be interesting to see if her writing "partner" gets thrown under the bus when it comes to credit.

    ~ CB
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    You stole my line! Where are my royalties?!?!?!

    In all seriousness, how many times do you think the words "doggone" and "betcha" will appear?

    It would be great is she could learn how to use the words 'also' and 'too' appropriately before writing this.
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    What are the odds that she'll put a blurb in there saying "For those of you still playing the drinking game, Maverick!"? :D

    BL.
     
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    7 million bucks? who knew the pop-up book market was so healthy?
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    at this point im almost entirely sure its only the media that are keeping her name alive.

    No one gives a damn about that failure of a woman.
     
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  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Or can the target market for that matter *zing*
     
  15. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Oh boy, another pointless ego-boosting, painfully-written autobiography from a politician. There are few genres more arduous and empty than the celebrity autobiography.

    And, while truly interesting and well-written books are pushed into the corner, we get the rope-a-dope monologues of a few ego-maniacs.

    There are exceptions, "Faith of My Fathers" and Obama's books were decent, but there's always the terror of Joe Biden's "Promises To Keep" or "Stori Telling" by Tori Spelling. Ugh.

    I hate celebrity autobiographies.
     
  16. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    This is actually quite clever and made me chuckle (won't read it though).
     
  17. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    How do you wink in prose?

    Hey now, I have a Stephen King pop-up book. :p
    That must have sold tens of copies! :eek:
     
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    i find hard to believe it would sell hundred of thousands of copies, as most people would find out the interesting tidbits on the internet and be done, but then again the fundamentalist base is large enough to likely make it worth.

    imagine how great it would be to find it under the Christmas tree! ;¬)

    semi-OT, but doesn't alaska law forbid the governor to make money on the side? would she resign 'just' for this? i bet she really hopes Stevens wins and is kicked out...
     
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    Proposed title: So You Married a Secessionist...

    I wonder if there will be:

    a) A centerfold spread;
    b) Moose-veal recipes;
    c) A coupon for a CarHartt catalog

    Hmm.
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Go read: The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven. Really funny, eye-opening and extremely self-deprecating. A classic.
     
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    "The book that keeps on re-gifting." [​IMG]
     

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