Polling Guru Nabs $700K Book Deal

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight fame will write two tomes
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2008 11:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Polling expert Nate Silver, the statistical mastermind behind FiveThirtyEight.com, has a new number to crunch: $700,000. That’s roughly how much Silver will net in his new two-book deal with Penguin, the New York Observer reports. Silver will pen one tome on the art of prediction, and a second Freakonomics-esque look at the inner workings of an election.