"Yes, the book deal is now official. I'm delighted, but sadly all I can link to is this (in the book world, it seems, gossip columns count as hard news). Moving quickly past me, I was struck by the mention in the column that Hillary got $8m for her book (#880 Amazon sales rank). That's just $3m less than Bill (#40). Shouldn't the spread on that one have been a bit more?"
The Long Tail: In lieu of a press release
. . . Neither is Wired editor Chris Anderson, but sources say he managed to sell The Long Tail to Hyperion for just over $500,000. It?s a book-length version of a meditation he wrote for his own magazine about the end of the "mainstream" in culture. "Jaws hit the floor over how much they paid," says one source whose house was outbid. Watch for the Wired trend story: The tech-book boom is back! -Jacob Bernstein