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Obamas sign record book deal worth estimated $65 million [REMINDER]
AL.COM ^ | March 1, 2017

Posted on 05/16/2018 5:34:34 PM PDT by nwrep

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michele have signed a multi-million book deal with Penguin Random House.

Terms of the deal were not released but Financial Times reported bidding for the two-book deal had reached more than $65 million, a record amount for presidential memoirs.


(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2017; betsydevos; commoncore; fundingtheleft; hypocrites; liberals; obama; oldnews; payoff; penguin; randomhouse
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1 posted on 05/16/2018 5:34:34 PM PDT by nwrep
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He may be a little hung up on the chapter about his travel records for 1999 and the death of Donald Young in 2007. (If you have to ask, search for ‘donald young murder obama sinclair 2007’.)


2 posted on 05/16/2018 5:38:25 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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Zero should be taxed at 100% above a minimum wage income. Fair is fair for Communists like him.


3 posted on 05/16/2018 5:39:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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REM(A)INDER!


4 posted on 05/16/2018 5:39:15 PM PDT by proxy_user
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just a slush fund


5 posted on 05/16/2018 5:39:18 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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More untracked political donations.


6 posted on 05/16/2018 5:39:34 PM PDT by Skywise
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The MSM-Democrats went wall-to-wall with criticism of President Reagan when he accepted a $2 million offer for his memoirs.

Accused him of “cashing in” on his public service, for which he had been paid with taxpayer money.


7 posted on 05/16/2018 5:39:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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President Grant’s memoirs were good, don’t think I’ll read Obama’s though.


8 posted on 05/16/2018 5:40:12 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Since neither of them can probably write beyond a sixth grade level, they’ll have to pay the teleprompter guy to ghost write for them.


9 posted on 05/16/2018 5:40:41 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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What will the ghost writer get? $100k if he’s lucky?


10 posted on 05/16/2018 5:41:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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I quickly read the title of this thread about Obama's book and then your bracketed [REMINDER]. I misread it as [REMAINDER]. Haha!

But that's exactly where this printed drivel will end up: in a chain bookstore's remainder bin.

11 posted on 05/16/2018 5:41:45 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Only Obama’s true believers will read this as the rest of us know he couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it.


12 posted on 05/16/2018 5:44:08 PM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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Payoff duck


13 posted on 05/16/2018 5:44:44 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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One of several ways people launder their money into daylight. Book publishers are complicit.


14 posted on 05/16/2018 5:46:38 PM PDT by marron
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Barry and Chewbacca like running with the Hollywierdos and other millionaires, they think they are royalty. They need the money to fund their lavish lifestyle.

.....and they will never EVER be as successful as our wonderful multi-bilionaire POTUS. You KNOW that has to bother Barry and Chewbacca.


15 posted on 05/16/2018 5:46:57 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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Not bad for a work of fiction.


16 posted on 05/16/2018 5:47:03 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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How does the publisher recover $65 million?


17 posted on 05/16/2018 5:49:35 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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Payola.

Book deals are the way media corporations pay off leftist politicians and bureaucrats.


18 posted on 05/16/2018 5:50:20 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftists today are speaking as if they plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives.)
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This is a form of political payoff. There is no way in hell that any publisher is going to recoup that money. Most publishers are lucky to break even on printing, binding, and distribution.

The only buyers for these books are institutional purchasers: libraries and such. It would not surprise me if 80% of the print run ended up in dumpsters, and 19% in cutout bins at flea markets and big box stores.
 

19 posted on 05/16/2018 5:50:48 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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Simply a way to launder bribes for Dems.


20 posted on 05/16/2018 5:51:25 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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