Tuesday, March 3, 2009

just shoot me. again

When the printed word is getting harder and harder to find.... And the people who write them and print them are going broke: this just in.

According to PR NewsChannel, Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- you remember him? the guy who got booted from offfice for trying to sell Obama's senate seat -- just signed a six-figure deal with Phoenix Books, one of the largest independent publishing companies, to write his, er, memoirs? confession? apology?

Hideous. How much won't get written, published or read -- because this will?

From the story:
"The governor chose to go with a large independent company because he wanted to tell his story without any restrictions over content that might've come with a major publishing house," says Glenn Selig, Blagojevich's publicist and founder of The Publicity Agency. "He simply did not want to accept constraints or conditions on what he could say in this book."


shannon shenanigans said...

talk about carpenters in the forehead.
and kathy griffin gets $2M for her.... memoirs? No scandal/celeb too small, no advance too large.
Is book marketing really so costly that ANY tabloid fodder is somehow worth this kind of $$ upfront?? BARF.

tk said...

given his foul mouth, and his lack of integrity, he should be publishing his confesions on toilet paper. Maybe then I would consider buying it.

geewhy said...

Like newspapers and G.M., the publishing industry is really struggling. And like newspapers and G.M., the publishing industry has made some really bad management decisions. This is just one example.

(Although I have to admit Blago is fascinating.)