One of the reasons people think book publishing is running off the rails can be seen in this tidbit from Publisher’s Lunch . . .
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s book about his journey that led up to his being ousted from office, promising to expose “the dark side of politics that he witnessed in both the state and national level,” to Michael Viner at Phoenix, for publication in October 2009, by Jarred Weisfeld at Objective Entertainment.
These days when someone does something incrediby, blatently bad the next thought is “bet he’s going to get a book deal . . .” I bet my husband nobody would pick up Blago, but I guess I was wrong (though Phoenix and Objective Entertainment aren’t exactly household names in the industry.)