Saturday, January 12, 2008

James Clavell makes record-breaking book deal

Nothing what-so-ever about Victoriana, but the headline caught my attention. In 1986 he got a record-breaking $5 million in a bidding war for Whirlwind. This was the 5th book in his series that includes Shogun.

Ah, the life of Clavell...if only we could all be so lucky.


Susan Macatee said...

To Dream the Impossible Dream!

Georgie Lee said...

A dream is a wish you're heart makes...and a buying editor fulfills.

Jennifer Ross said...

Yeah, well, at least Clavell has writing credentials that just might make that book deal pay off.

I just read that Tony Blair (former UK Prime Minister) has inked a 5.8m British pounds deal with Random House for his memoirs. Sure, they're bound to be somewhat interesting, but my latest exchange rate (Dec. 31) pegs that at over $11.5 million U.S. dollars.

According to the Guardian Unlimited, "He has found time to write a first 10,000-word chapter.",,2238969,00.html