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Tim Tebow Scores Book Deal for ‘Inspirational Memoir’

College football star and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will write his “inspirational memoir” for HarperCollins. Through My Eyes is set for April 2011 publication.

Tebow (pictured) has been writing for his Twitter page, earning more than 53,000 fans. The book was acquired by Lisa Sharkey and senior editor Matt Harper will edit the memoir. It will be co-written with Nathan Whitaker. The deal was arranged by a team of representatives: Robby Tebow and Angel Gonzalez of XV Enterprises, Greg Suess of Roar, and Matt Johnson and Wendy Kirk of Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

Here’s more about the book, from the release: “Tebow, the son of Christian missionaries, has a unique story to tell. From the circumstances of his birth, to his home-schooled roots, to his record-setting career as the most celebrated football player in Florida Gators history and his first round draft selection by the Denver Broncos, there’s been a lot said about Tim Tebow. Now he will have the chance to inspire readers with his own, first-hand account of his personal story.”

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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.”