As real life conservative figures cash in with book deals, a comedian who plays a conservative has landed another book deal. Television host Stephen Colbert has sold an unnamed follow-up to I Am America (And So Can You!) to Grand Central, according to Publishers Marketplace.
It is scheduled for a 2012 release, just in time for another historic election. According to the subscription-only publishing site, the deal was negotiated by Dan Strone from Trident Media Group and James Dixon from Dixon Talent. Colbert’s first book spent weeks on top of the NY Times bestseller list. The book may give the comedian a chance to fulfill another goal as well. While promoting I Am America, Colbert gathered more than 14,700 petitioning to get his book on Oprah’s Book Club.
Here’s an excerpt: “[Y]our book club has a troubling record. So far, you’ve given your implicit endorsement to liars, hermaphrodites, the apocalypse, and, in honoring Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fidel Castro. All of which are actively plotting to destroy America. Isn’t it about time you chose a book that cared about this nation?”