James Franco Signs With Amazon For Next Book
James Franco seems like the kind of guy who likes to keep busy, what with the acting and writing and art exhibits and hosting the Oscars and going to 20 different colleges. A lot of people don't really like him, but he doesn't bother me that much. I thought Pineapple Express was very funny!
The only thing about Franco that does rub me a little raw is that Scribner published his collection of short stories, Palo Alto. And I heard from a reliable source (my friend Tony) that it's not very good. I mean, good for him on getting a book published, but I guess it's easy when you're a famous actor? I don't know. I'm not bitter.
Now Franco is publishing another book--and this time, he's going to buck traditional publishing to do it. Actors Anonymous, a semi-autobiographical, fictional version of Franco's experience as an actor--will be published by Amazon.
So, there are two things to learn from this story:
- Amazon is not messing around; they have every intention of cutting out the middle-man (publishing houses) by putting out books on their own.
- It is very easy to get a publishing deal if you are an actor.
Seriously though, has anyone read Palo Alto? Any thoughts? If you haven't, we could always just talk about Pineapple Express...
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