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Vicente Fox Signs with Viking

The AP reports (by way of the Guardian) that former Mexican President Vicente Fox is writing a memoir that will detail his ups and down with world leaders around the globe, from Cuba’s Fidel Castro to President Bush, Viking announced Wednesday. REVOLUTION OF HOPE will be published in October. The book will be co-written by Fox and his close friend, public relations consultant Rob Allyn, who spent much of December and January working with Fox at his ranch in central Mexico. “The president’s goal is to share his views about issues like immigration, the war in Iraq, globalism, free trade and the moral imperative that world leaders have to heal the global divide between wealthy countries and countries that aspire to prosperity,” Allyn said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

More fun is when the piece gets into how much money was offered. Allyn and Viking declined to release how much the book deal was worth, although Fox’s literary agent, Jan Miller, told the AP that it was “a VERY nice deal.” Ah, but is that in Publishers Marketplace parlance, or some other scale we’re supposed to know about?

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