This is what apologizing for America will get him!
Now that it is finally over, it is safe to say that Barack Obama’s Presidency was the most divisive in American history. On a weekly basis, he worked to divide us along lines of race and gender while traveling the world to apologize for the American way of life.
Obama’s efforts were especially hypocritical, in that, not only was he a sitting President, he was also a best-selling author. His books, Dreams of My Father, Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream, and Thee I Sing: Letters To My Daughters, have done well, as expected, in the market, and the possibility of a new book will be lucrative for Obama and the publishing industry. How lucrative will it be?
“There’s no doubt Obama’s memoir will go for more than any president’s has ever gone,” Esther Newberg, co-head of ICM Partners’ publishing unit, told the Hollywood Reporter.
Obama’s book is likely to do so well because he polarizes opinion. One historian, from Princeton University, Julian Zelizer, put it like this:
“There is broader fascination with Obama, from conservatives who really hate him as well as liberals who deeply admire what he did,” he said.
It is being reported that Obama could make more than $20 million in advance for his memoirs. Literary agent Raphael Sagalyn told the New York Times last September that Obama could earn as much as $30 million for a two-to-three post-presidency book contract.
“His is going to be easily the most valuable presidential memoir ever,” he said. “And I think Michelle Obama has the opportunity to sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history.”
Other past Presidents have done well with their books after leaving office. George W. Bush received $7 million for his book, Decision Points, while Bill Clinton received $15 million for his.
It is good work, if you can get it.
SOURCE: [THE LADBIBLE]