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There may not be a more apt title

Late last night we got an email from a tipster wondering how we could mention Tucker Max in one post and “forget this gem.” Which is to say that after the success of his first book, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL,Max has signed another book deal for A**HOLES FINISH FIRST. It’s the same editor as before – Jeremie Ruby-Strauss – but different publisher (since Ruby-Strauss left Kensington for greener pastures at Simon Spotlight Entertainment.)

Though the book is slated for publication in January 2008, Max promises his fans that he is “going to try to get it done and out before then.” He also claims that the book deal – for $300,000 – is the largest given to a blogger for a single book (not quite – how soon people forget about Dana Vachon!) and that he’s the first to sign a second deal (which isn’t strictly true, as Ana Marie Cox signed a separate book deal with Riverhead for her non-fiction book about next generation politicos.)

Ron adds: Oh, and pace Tucker Max, we do so know the difference between a one-book and a two-book deal here… and we’ve gotten pretty good at sorting them out.

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