In a financial disclosure document signed on Oct. 4, Michele Bachmann mentions her contract with Signet/Penguin Publishers to write a book, due out Nov. 21. The form was uploaded by the Strib’s Rachel Stassen-Berger.
But Bachmann doesn’t put a price tag on the deal, noting on the form: “Value not ascertainable.”
Bachmann did not get an advance for the book, “Core of Conviction,” because of congressional rules.
Will it eventually be profitable for her? No doubt, but it’s hard to say what she’ll take in. President Barack Obama makes millions from the books he wrote before becoming president. And Sarah Palin’s early books sold well, too, and she was able to take big advances.
Tim Pawlenty’s book, though, didn’t appear to sell well, particularly after he dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Still, Pawlenty reported $342,000 in royalties from the book on a financial disclosure form in August.