posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 01:20 AM
March 1, 2017
March is coming in like a LION for some and a LAMB for others. For Barack and Michelle Obama, the luck of the Irish is smiling on them, due to a new
Book Deal...actually two books... a HIS and a HERS. A deal worth in the neighborhood of $60 million dollars.
""The expectations for the books Michelle and Barack Obama have just signed a deal to write are stratospherically high — considering the often
dull literary tradition of books written by former White House occupants.
Typically, such memoirs sell well despite being terribly polite and discreet. They’re intended as an attempt at cementing one’s legacy, not
dishing dirt. But both Obamas, who have quietly returned to their life as private citizens, have devoted followings and a way with words.
“There will not be a more eagerly awaited presidential autobiography than the one that he’ll write, because of who he is and because of the fact
that people have high expectations for him as a writer,” David Axelrod, who was chief strategist for Obama’s presidential campaigns, said recently
on his podcast.
Penguin Random House announced late Tuesday that it had signed the former first couple to a joint book deal — and reportedly it’s a huge one that
has set off a whirlwind of gossip in the publishing industry. The Financial Times reported that the deal topped out at $65 million, though other
sources have cited amounts simply in the tens of millions of dollars.""
Source B: www.foxnews.com...
I wonder whose book will sell the most copies? Barack's or Michelle's? Do people really BUY books these days?