I’m sure you’ve heard of the accusations made against Bill Cosby in recent months. Lawsuits and criminal investigations followed thereafter. Well a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a civil defamation case against him last week. And now he’s got a book deal to tell his side of things.
This just shows that publishing is no different from other types of media that tend to blow up controversial figures and events. But it makes me sick thinking about this man still being able to profit from his side of things. You know the book will become a bestseller and no admission of guilt will be made. Ugh.
What do you think of controversial figures getting lucrative book deals? I know it happens, but that doesn’t make it okay.
PS: Bill Cosby hasn’t reportedly been offered a book deal to tell his story. But I wrote this to show that it’d be believable if he did. People sometimes put publishing up on a pedestal, and there’s really no reason to do so. It’s about making money. Just like every other industry. If you comment what you think of Cosby’s new deal, I’ll know you didn’t read all the way through.
8 thoughts on “Bill Cosby Nabs Book Deal”
Publishing is all about selling books, not the integrity of the author. This is believable. Remember O.J.’s book ‘If I Did It’
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Yes. And there are so many other examples.
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Lol, it’s all in the hype!
It’s the name on and behind the brand, not what’s being peddled.
We all love a good controversy. When the controversy surrounds a public figure that makes it even better.
Yes, I read all the way through. I kind of suspected something of the sort since I would have heard about it on the news on the way home from work if such had been the case :D.
I disagree. There isn’t really anything interesting when you hear about the things he’s allegedly done. And other criminal type cases that blow up. But eh, I guess I’m not convincing enough. 😕
lol. That doesn’t mean I would read it but there are thousands out there who would. They like the macabre. They like to know that their thoughts on any one subject are person are right.
I suppose. Ugh.
I read all the way through (I will never comment unless I read someone’s entire post). But in the case of Cosby, there is a very good chance he will squirm out of this entire thing. I hope not, because I personally believe he’s a low-life who should do serious prison time. Whether or not that occurs, however, is yet to be seen.
Well he has been indicted in at least one case. Of course that doesn’t mean anything until there’s some kind of plea bargain or trial. I think he should die in prison. But the likelihood of that outcome seems unlikely.