Palin Could Bag $7M Book Deal

Governor-turned-icon is hot ticket for paparazzi
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 17, 2008 8:01 AM CST
Former Alaska governors with Gov. Sarah Palin, front left, and Territorial Gov. Mike Stepovich, front right, talk as they wait for a ceremony for Alaska's 50th anniversary in Anchorage, Nov. 14.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin may not have earned the title of vice president, but a rumored book deal could net her as much $7 million, the Times of London reports. “She’s poised to make a ton of money,” said a top PR agent. To compare: Bill Clinton took $10 million for his post-White House tome. “There is so much curiosity surrounding her and her life. If they move fast, then a $7 million advance could be worth it,” an insider noted.

Meanwhile, paparazzi photos have emerged of Palin in T-shirt and shorts, sitting by a pool doing nothing. Her iconic status is such that “even photos of her just sitting there, but looking like a normal person, could go for solid five-figure sums,” said one mag editor. But another says the figure would be far less. “She's over in print. She's doing so much press that she's overexposed.”