Palin Bow-Out: Boon to Her Book Sales?

One project that will receive a boost from Sarah Palin’s plan to step down as the governor of Alaska is her much-touted autobiography, for which it will provide a hotly anticipated chapter. In May, HarperCollins announced that it had signed Palin to write a tell-all memoir. Unusual for a high-powered celebrity autobiography, there was no auction or bidding on the book; Palin negotiated only with HarperCollins, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the same media company as owns the Fox News channel that had strongly backed her run for Vice President last year