Deals

Palin's Book Contract

Out of all the post-election memoirs sure to flood Barnes & Nobles, no account comes attached with a more unique backstory—or with a higher price tag—than Sarah Palin's. Times Online reports that a book deal could fetch Palin $7 million. "Every publisher and a lot of literary agents have been going after her," says Jeff Klein of Folio Literary management. No surprise there, given Palin's current status—one similar, if not quite identical, to Barack Obama's following his rousing 2004 Democratic National Convention speech. With a conservative Republican group running television advertisements during Thanksgiving thanking Palin for her political efforts, the price presumably will only go up.