Monday, September 21, 2009

A Rich Time Traveler's Wife

Who could believe in Romania, the land where people stopped buying books a long time ago, mainly because they are as expensive as the originals published abroad, that in the US a writer can receive 5 million dollars for her second book???

Six years after the publication of her blockbuster best-selling novel, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” ,Audrey Niffenegger has sold a new manuscript for close to $5 million, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations. It is an especially significant sum at a time of economic uncertainty in the publishing world. Yet, some people still think culture sells (at least in some parts of the world...)

For those who don't have the money or the patience to read a 500 page book, "The Time Traveler's Wife" has been turned into a movie which premiered this August, with rather disappointing reviews.
FYI: The book is one of Madonna's favorites...
The trailer here.

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