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Almost five months after leaving office, major publishing houses still are wary of publishing a book by former President Donald Trump, even though a post-White House memoir would almost assuredly be a best-seller. Their reluctance is driven by several factors, though the underlying fear is that whatever Trump would write wouldn’t be truthful... "If he can’t even admit that he lost the election, then how do you publish that?”

... Former Vice President Mike Pence scored a seven-figure deal for two books with Simon & Schuster.... There have been rumors and a report that Trump is privately angry over Pence’s book deal. ...Trump has insisted that he has suitors for a book too....


...“Any editor bold enough to acquire the Trump memoir is looking at a fact-checking nightmare, an exodus of other authors, and a staff uprising in the unlikely event they strike a deal with the former president.”


...“He’s screwed over so many publishers that before he ran for president none of the big 5 would work with [him] anymore.”


...In contrast, just over a month after leaving office, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s post-White House memoirs were the objects of a bidding war involving at least four publishers, with the winning deal reportedly worth more than $65 million.

oh, no--he's being canceled ;-)

comments seen elsewhere:

- Maybe they're also worried about giving him a seven-figure advance and then getting stiffed on any actual product, which has been his lifelong MO.

- Has he tried Eastern Bloc publishing firms yet?

- It would be called "I Won 638 Electrical Votes."

- Clearly he hasn't tried Regnery yet. They have no problem publishing lies and propaganda.

- Maybe he should get advice from bestselling author, Don Jr.! [[ED--Don Jr self-published his book, which then had massive purchases by right-wing money-bags. IIRC, the Republican Party.]]
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