Jill Abramson Lands $1 Million Book Deal

Seven figures for a third book.

Well that was quick. One day after we reported that former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was shopping a new book, Simon & Schuster has signed her to a deal. According to the New York Post, the price was about $1 million.

Abramson’s new book — her third — will address how legacy media companies can flourish among newer, digital-only rivals.

“I’ve been a front-line combatant in the news media’s battles to remain the bedrock of an informed society,” Abramson said in a statement to the Post. “Now, I’m going to wear my reporter’s hat again to tell the full drama of that story in a book, focusing on both traditional and new media players in the digital age.”

Early word is chapter one of the book will be titled “Don’t Fire Good Executive Editors.”