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Casey Anthony Prosecutor Lands Book Deal & Facebook Fans

Jeffrey Ashton, the attorney who prosecuted the Casey Anthony case, is writing a book about the trial called Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Ashton (pictured, via) will publish his book in November.

HarperCollins Publishers already has the book listed for pre-order on Barnes&Noble.com. Despite the fact that the retailer doesn’t even have a cover of the book listed, let alone any content, the book already have 14 five-star reviews.

Anthony, the young Florida mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, was acquitted in July. The author already has an official Facebook page with more than 9,300 followers and a furious debate in the comments section.

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Fox News Contributor Scores Casey Anthony Book Deal

Casey Anthony has yet to land a book deal of her own, but that’s not stopping St. Martin’s Press from putting out a book that looks inside the mind of the acquitted mother who was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter.

The publisher has acquired the North American rights to Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony, a new book which is currently being written by forensic psychiatrist and Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow. The book is being rushed to publication for a 2011 release.

Not everyone sees a Casey Anthony book in a good light. Novelist Jason Pinter says: “The notion of a Casey Anthony book is simply more water being squeezed from that stone, the media trying to drain out a last few columns and angles before the well dries up and we move on. Speculation is catnip, and because a few ‘analysts’ have declared Casey likely to reap a mind, people will feast upon it.”

Will Casey Anthony Get a Book Deal?

This week a jury ruled that Casey Anthony was not guilty in the death of her child and a judge sentenced the young woman to four years in jail for lying to authorities. As the case winds down, analysts keep asking the same question–will Anthony get a lucrative book deal to write about her experience?

The Boston Herald covered the issue in an article today, including this quote from Emerson College professor Gregory Payne: “She will get top dollar for a book … She’s probably going to be with a very fat ATM card.” What do you think?

As mentioned in the article, this GalleyCat editor doesn’t think Anthony will get a book deal. Despite the not guilty ruling, Anthony will face a lifetime of public scrutiny and speculation. The publishing industry learned its lesson after bad publicity canceled O.J. Simpson‘s pulped book, If I Did It–readers get very upset when an infamous celebrity attempts to make money off a murder case.

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