Sully Gets $3M for Memoir, Poetry Book

Captain has more substance than most: editor
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 12, 2009 9:28 AM CDT
Students from the Rocklin Academy, wave the California state flag to honor Sullenberger during ceremonies held at the Capitol in Sacramento last month.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(Newser) – Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has landed a $3 million publishing deal for two books, Crain's New York Business reports. The hero captain will write a memoir about the Hudson River crash landing and a volume of poetry for William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins. It's the kind of deal publishers make "to humor a would-be author," says the Daily Beast's Sara Nelson.

"There's a lot more substance to him than most people getting their 15 minutes of fame," said one editor who met with the aspiring author.