December 2, 2010 – St. Martin’s Press has purchased the rights to a book by U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, Christine O’Donnell. The deal was negotiated by St. Martin’s publisher Matthew Shear and Dan Strone, CEO of Trident Media Group.
A Tea Party favorite, O’Donnell was the Republican Party nominee in Delaware’s 2010 U.S. Senate special election. With strong support from Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement, she defeated nine-term U.S. Representative and former governor Michael Castle in the Republican primary, losing the general election to Democrat Chris Coons. In the process, she became the most covered candidate by the media in 2010.
O’Donnell’s book will take the reader behind the scenes of her race for the Senate, and embody O’Donnell’s identification with America’s frustrations and concerns with the current political climate. According to O’Donnell, “The 2010 midterm elections were just the beginning—the first rumblings of a revolution that has not fully erupted. I plan on making my book one of the revolution’s catalysts.”
St. Martin’s has tentatively scheduled an August 2011 publication date.
The best book trailer of the year, by the way, was for Laura Ingraham’s Obama Diaries: