…and the midlist authors wept.
Posted by: Keir Graff
Now, I love Andre Agassi as much as anyone — well, not as much as Steffi Graf, though probably more than Brooke Shields – but this has got to stop. From the New York Post (“Agassi Book Aces $5M,” by Keith J. Kelly):
Although terms were not disclosed, the $5 million that insiders say Agassi scored catapults him into an exclusive memoir club that includes former President Clinton, who got an estimated $12 million, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who scored more than $8.5 million from Penguin Press, Hillary Clinton, who landed $8 million from Simon & Schuster, and Jack Welch, who got $7.1 million from TimeWarner Books (now a part of Hachette Books).
My favorite part?
President Clinton, who also published with Knopf, was said to have urged Agassi to go with his imprint.