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05/29/2008

Gay-themed publishing's going in the toilet

by Jeremy Hooper

It's tough to land a book deal. It's even tougher when you write about gay issues, as the industry widely considers the commercial prospects of the topic to be limited (read: The Sex and the City Movie will make more in one theater than many LGBT books will make worldwide).

Though what's a surefire way to get the green light on a book with gay themes? Well controversy, of course. And unfortunately, the sad state of affairs is that a public figure's protestations that "I'm not gay, I have never been gay" are a more likely way for an author to shoot up the Amazon charts than are pro-gay tomes that lay out a reasoned path towards eliminating bias:

LARRY CRAIG WRITING BOOK: Craig says new book will cover arrest turmoil [AP via Google]

You'll be able to find the Larry Craig tell-all in stores next year. However, audiobook lovers will have to tap their foot if they want the oral version.

**SEE ALSO: Craig whistle-facilitator-if-not-blower Mike Rogers has made a mockup of what he thinks the book should look like.

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Your thoughts

Oh good lord.

I wonder what the title will be?

"Memoirs From Down On My Knees"?

"Before I Suck You Off.....The Larry Craig Story"?

Posted by: Scott | May 29, 2008 1:17:25 PM

good one, Scott.

Posted by: Sidnei | May 29, 2008 1:30:29 PM

The "book" will probably be hollowed out inside (or just a dust jacket) to provide the other Larry Craigs of the world with handy subterfuge for sneaking their gay porn into the stall for entertainment as they wait for their next trick.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 29, 2008 3:21:01 PM

No see the Mike Rogers link: Book title NO TIME TO STALL ...thats good too, full mock up with blurb there. Thanks JH needed a lift today.

Posted by: LOrion | May 29, 2008 3:29:53 PM

Or why not MEMOIRS of a WATER-CLOSETED Gay.

Posted by: LOrion | May 29, 2008 3:30:59 PM

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