Monday, February 23, 2009

The price of failure

Apparently is just over $800,000 per book.

Soon available for "bulk order" everywhere and discount bins shortly thereafter.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has agreed to a three-book deal with Crown Publishers, starting with a memoir about her years in the administration of President George W. Bush...

The deal is worth at least $2.5 million, according to two publishing officials with knowledge of the negotiations. The officials asked not to be identified, citing the confidentiality of the talks.

Let's see:

Volume 1: Pout and Prejudice.

Volume 2: Nobody anticipated the price of a Ghost Writer.

Volume 3: I'd tell you to walk a mile in my shoes, but you couldn't afford them.

No word on who will pay Bush himself to color-in his memoirs. Apparently Highlights Magazine has passed on the excerpts.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

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