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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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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

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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