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Gabrielle Douglas Lands 2-Book Deal with Zondervan

Less than two months after her triumph at the London 2012 games, Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas has inked a two-book deal with HarperCollins’ Zondervan imprint. Her memoir, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, will hit bookstores in December 2012.

Shade Global’s Sheryl Shade teamed up with The Literary Group’s Frank Weimann to negotiate the deal with HarperCollins’ director of creative development Lisa Sharkey. Each copy of Douglas’ memoir will contain a free poster. No details have been released yet about the second book.

Douglas (pictured, via) gave this statement in the release: “Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book. Of course, there’ll be a lot of stories about gymnastics, but the book will also be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn’t been easy. I want people to read my story and say, ‘If Gabby can do it, I can do it too. Anything is possible.’ I hope the book inspires others to go for their biggest dreams.”

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Hulk Hogan’s Ex-Wife Wrestles Book Deal

Linda Hogan, the ex-wife of wrestler Hulk Hogan and co-star of Hogan Knows Best, has landed a book deal with HarperCollins’ It Books imprint. She will write Wrestling the Hulk: My Life on the Ropes with  Stephen Prigge.

According to Publishers Lunch, Literary Group International agent Frank Weimann negotiated the deal.  Lisa Sharkey acquired the book and Amy Bendell will edit.  Hogan (pictured, via) appears to be the writer behind this Twitter page lightly sprinkled with tweets and photos from television appearances.

Here’s more about the book, via Publishers Lunch: “an empowering tale of a compassionate, savvy businesswoman who finds the courage to stand up for herself and pursue true happiness.”

Sammy Hagar Sells Autobiography to It Books

Rock star Sammy Hagar has signed a deal to publish his autobiography with the HarperCollins imprint, It Books. “I’ve been writing this book my whole life .. It’s time to put it between two covers,” Hagar said in a statement.

The book is scheduled for publication in 2011. The Literary Group International president Frank Weimann negotiated the deal with HarperCollins director of creative development, Lisa Sharkey. Senior editor Matt Harper will edit the rock star’s memoir. In the video embedded above, Hagar performs Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” at Farm Aid concert in 1985.

Here’s more from the release: “Hagar will provide readers with incredible behind-the-scenes stories from his multi-platinum career, including his rise as a solo artist and his eleven years with Van Halen, after the controversial departure of original lead vocalist David Lee Roth.”