Tuesday, January 10, 2012

James Franco...Amazon snaps up Novel! Scandal with disgruntled professsor!

Though there's been a bit of a brouhaha over a recent "stint" at a New York University - and a controversy over allegations levelled at actor James Franco by at least one disgruntled professor - the brewing scandal hasn't managed to tarnish the popularity of the sexy heartthrob (to die-hard fans, at least).

And, publishers?

Well, they appear to be scrambling for a sure thing, you betcha.

For example, it was just announced that Amazon Publishing (New York) has just scooped up -"Palo Alto" - a book of short stories that was released in 2010.

Indeed, the suits at Amazon appear to be having a "love affair" with the young aspiring author.

"It has been a hugely ambitious wild ride," gushed Ed Park, a Senior editor who was responsible for the coup at the publishing house.

"Like James himself, this novel transcends categories," he added as an afterthought.

For Franco, it was just a matter of jumping ships!

Fans may recall that the actor was previously signed with Scribner (and imprint of Simon & Schuster) before he was courted by Amazon.

Let's hope they can read and - that they will subsequently purchase the novelty publication - and at least crack open a page!)

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