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Hillary Clinton Book Deal Speculation

What kind of book deal will Hillary Clinton get for her next memoir? Clinton inked an $8 million deal in 2000, and speculation has flowed ever since the former Secretary of State mentioned she would write another book.

Over at BuzzFeed Politics, Ruby Cramer quizzed a number of publishing reporters and professionals (including this GalleyCat editor) about Clinton’s hypothetical book deal.  Here’s an excerpt:

Estimates for Clinton’s advance — the amount of money an author is paid before the book goes on the shelves — ranged from $5 million to $14 million. Her husband got $15 million for his 2004 autobiography, My Life, but as the publishing industry adapts to the digital age, seven- and eight-figure advances are hard to come by …  Ryan Harbage, of the Fischer-Harbage Agency, said $14 million would be “a safe bet” if Clinton decides to “hold nothing back.”

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The Band’s Robbie Robertson Gets Children’s Book Biography

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group will publish a biographical picture book profiling rock legend Robbie Robertson. Aimed at 6 to 9 year old readers, The book will be written by Robertson’s son, Sebastian Robertson (pictured with his father).

The book will include photographs and other material from Robertson’s personal collection. Editorial director Christy Ottaviano negotiated the deal with literary agent Ryan Harbage at the Fischer-Harbage Agency.

Here’s more from the release: “The book will focus on Robbie Robertson‘s early years growing up in Canada and, later, living and working in America. The son of a Native American mother and Jewish father, Robbie Robertson spent time as a child at Six Nation Indian Reservation where he received guitar lessons and excelled quickly. By the time he was sixteen, he was offered a guitarist spot with Ronnie Hawkins’s band, and then went on to become the lead guitarist and chief songwriter for the acclaimed music group, The Band.”

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