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Lewandowski's $1.2M Book Deal Is Dead: Report

He wouldn't turn over non-disclosure agreement: sources

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski can probably scrap the title of author from his growing résumé . Sources tell Politico that Donald Trump's former campaign manager began seeking offers for a book, Let Trump Be Trump, in March and was offered a $1.2 million deal with HarperCollins before backing out in... More »

Peek Inside Teresa Giudice's Prison Memoir

It involves a lot of lesbian sex

(Newser) - Most people who get sent to prison for fraud don't come out of it with a book deal, but most people aren't Teresa Giudice. Yes, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star is out next week with a memoir of her year in prison, Turning the Tables [... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Is Writing a Memoir

With the help of Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - The inevitable Caitlyn Jenner book deal has arrived. Jenner will write her memoir with the help of Buzz Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote Friday Night Lights in 1990—and who also wrote the Vanity Fair cover story in which "Cait" debuted. Bissinger says he's a "... More »

Next for Tom Hanks: Book of Typewriter-Inspired Stories

Knopf announces publishing deal with actor

(Newser) - Talk about typecasting: Tom Hanks has a book deal for a collection of stories inspired in part by his personal collection of typewriters. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced yesterday that it has an agreement with the Oscar-winning actor. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set.... More »

Cleveland Hero Scores Book Deal

Charles Ramsey: the media didn't 'even begin to tell the story'

(Newser) - Putting down his Big Mac to help a woman in distress turned Charles Ramsey into a national celebrity. Now he's turned that into a book deal. Ramsay—who famously freed three women from years of captivity in a Cleveland house—is collaborating with a co-author to write about his... More »

Cleveland Kidnap Victim Is Writing a Book

Michelle Knight has book deal, memoir out next spring

(Newser) - One of the three young women held captive for years in a Cleveland house has a book deal. Michelle Knight's memoir is scheduled to come out next spring, publisher Weinstein Books announced today. The book is currently untitled and will be co-written by Michelle Burford, who worked on Olympic... More »

Clinton Inks Memoir Deal for Years at State

Book publicity expected to boost speculation about presidential run

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's memoir of her time as secretary of state is on its way, with Simon & Schuster announcing the deal today and tentatively aiming to publish it in June 2014, reports USA Today . Financial details of the book were not disclosed, but Clinton earned $8 million for her... More »

Malala's Story Worth $3M: Report

15-year-old's memoir to come out this fall

(Newser) - Malala Yousufzai has done a lot of living in her 15 years, and a publisher agrees. Weidenfeld & Nicolson yesterday announced that it would release the teen's memoir in the UK this fall (Little, Brown will do the same in the US, notes the AP ). The Pakistani... More »

Zuckerberg's Sister Gets a Book Deal

One will be a memoir, one a children's book

(Newser) - Because someone, somewhere demanded it, Randi Zuckerberg has a book deal. Zuckerberg, who you might remember from her ironic complaint that someone had posted an image of her publicly on Facebook, will pen a memoir and a children's book for HarperCollins, the AP reports. The memoir, titled Dot Complicated,... More »

Amy Poehler Writing First Book

To be published in 2014

(Newser) - If Amy Poehler was the only thing that got you through the Golden Globes , we have excellent news for you: She's writing her first book. The Parks and Recreation star signed a deal with HarperCollins imprint It Books to write what the publisher describes as "an illustrated, nonlinear... More »

Sales of Pippa's Book: Abysmal

A book called 'Peppa Pig's Christmas Wish' is above it on the charts...

(Newser) - Apparently the public's love of Pippa Middleton's rear end wasn't enough to catapult her new party-planning book to success. Celebrate sold just about 2,000 copies in its first week, and is currently 177th on's UK best-sellers list—right below something called Peppa Pig'... More »

Lena Dunham's Final Book Deal Figure: $3.5M

Creator of HBO's 'Girls' writing debut essay collection

(Newser) - The crazy bidding is over for Lena Dunham's hotly anticipated debut book, and the 26-year-old's deal is with Random House for more than $3.5 million, the New York Times reports. Dunham, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, covers topics including work, friendship, and sex... More »

Monica Lewinsky Hawking Secret New Book

Publishers forced to sign non-disclosure agreement to meet with her

(Newser) - Should Bill Clinton be worried? Monica Lewinsky has been shopping a new book, sources tell the New York Post , and it's so hush-hush that she's making publishers sign a non-disclosure agreement before she'll meet with them. "I'm sure every major publisher was interested in hearing... More »

Is This the Most Depressing Book Deal Ever?

Venice Fulton scores 7 figures for dieting advice like: skip breakfast

(Newser) - Today, in the annals of careers you really should have chosen instead of the one you're doing right now: diet-book writer. Grand Central Publishing has announced that it has won the rights to Venice A. Fulton's Six Weeks to OMG. Fulton will apparently get "seven figures" for... More »

Amanda Knox Scores $4M Book Deal

HarperCollins snags rights after auction

(Newser) - After a days-long bidding war, HarperCollins has obtained the rights to Amanda Knox's memoir in a $4 million deal, insiders tell the New York Times . Divisions of Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin all reportedly bid on the book, which Knox says will be based in part... More »

Amanda Knox Scores Obama's Book Agent

High-powered DC lawyer Robert Barnett to broker top deal

(Newser) - Major book deals are in the works for both defendants in the sensational Meredith Kercher murder trial. Amanda Knox has hired Washington, DC-based lawyer Robert Barnett to broker possible deals, Reuters reports. Barnett has represented President Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and many other big names from the worlds... More »

Pippa Signs Six-Figure Book Deal

And we're sure her royal connections have nothing to do with it

(Newser) - When do you get paid six figures to write a party planning book? When you’re Pippa Middleton, of course. Her Royal Hotness has officially signed a book deal worth more than $620,000 to write the guide, which will be out by next Christmas, the Telegraph reports. She was... More »

Assange 'Forced' to Take $1.5M Book Deal

Because he's got some legal bills

(Newser) - The world's favorite rogue publisher has landed himself a book deal, but not because he wanted to. Infamous WikiLeaker Julian Assange will pen his memoirs for a reputed $1.5 million, reports the Australian, but he's doing it not for ego, but money. "I don't want to write this... More »

Snooki Snags Book Deal

Soon, all the Jersey Shore guidos and guidettes will be authors

(Newser) - With poetic tweets like “your going to the yacht party?! Holla! See you lataa,” who wouldn’t expect Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to write a book? Yep, Snooks is the latest Jersey Shore cast member to get a book deal, the AP reports. Hers will be Shore Thing,... More »

Betty White Gets 2-Book Deal

She'll write a memoir, and a book about the zoo

(Newser) - Betty White has struck a deal to write two books for GP Putnam's Sons, USA Today reports. The first will be a memoir of sorts titled Listen Up!, focusing on lessons from her Hollywood career, growing old, sex, and more. The second is The Zoo and I: Betty and Her ... More »

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