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Somewhere Over The Bridge To Nowhere…

palin.JPGThe Times Online is reporting that “Sarah Palin, the Republican senator’s controversial running mate, may yet emerge as the saviour of the American publishing industry. Literary agents are queueing up to sign her to a book deal that could earn her up to $7m.”

That’s it.
I quit.

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Category: Behind the Book,Chicas,General Blah Blah —  Tags: Raine @ 4:27 am ·   Comments (15)

15 Responses to “Somewhere Over The Bridge To Nowhere…

  1. Amie says:

    Yeah there were two other HUGE book deals chatted about at GalleyCat last week–and at Editorial Ass. I have to say the majority seemed…not pleased.

  2. Amie says:

    ANd let me just say, I think SAVIOR is a rather hysterical(ly bad) choice of words.

  3. Ann says:

    Don’t quit. Please. :)
    This too shall pass. Seriously.
    Ann

  4. If it’s any consolation, you know she isn’t going to actually ‘write’ the book.

  5. Raine says:

    ANd let me just say, I think SAVIOR is a rather hysterical(ly bad) choice of words.

    That was the word that got me, Amie.
    “Saviour”??
    Are they kidding?

  6. Raine says:

    This too shall pass. Seriously.

    Ann, part of it is the idea that there are so many hard-working authors out there busting their butts, trying to get a toenail in the door—good writers, deserving authors. :-p~~~~~~~~

  7. Raine says:

    If it’s any consolation, you know she isn’t going to actually ‘write’ the book.

    I almost wish she would, Jordan.
    It would be revealing, I think.

  8. Suzanne Perazzini says:

    $7m? And Americans will buy it? Oh dear, oh dear!

  9. Melissa Blue says:

    *Throws writing computer out the window*

  10. vanessa jaye says:

    And chaps my hide is, they will NEVER recoup that advance. Never. Meanwhile hardworking, talented authors are getting shafted left and right with lower advances, basket accounting, advance paid upon acceptance of full manuscript, etc.
    bleh.

  11. Raine says:

    $7m? And Americans will buy it? Oh dear, oh dear!

    She made a distinct impression on many Americans in her time, Suzanne.

  12. Raine says:

    *Throws writing computer out the window*

    Sistah.

  13. Raine says:

    Meanwhile hardworking, talented authors are getting shafted left and right with lower advances, basket accounting, advance paid upon acceptance of full manuscript, etc.

    bleh.

    That sums it up pretty well, Vanessa.
    I admit to sometimes feeling like I’m stumbling around in the dark in this business/life…but geez.

  14. BernardL says:

    Always be happy when you hear of another person’s success, Raine, no matter who it is, or how you feel about them. It will make your life easier too.

  15. Raine says:

    Normally I am, Bernard, very much so, as I’ve indicated many times on this blog.
    But this…
    As I said—I just know too many hard-working writers who really deserve success to be objective about this one, I guess.