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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Scribner Signs Tila Tequila

By Lynn Andriani -- Publishers Weekly, 5/12/2008

Rapper/singer/model/blogger/actress/MySpace celebrity/MTV sensation Tila Tequila has signed a book deal with Scribner. The house has acquired world rights to publish Tequila’s (real name: Tila Nguyen) first book, Hooking Up with Tila Tequila and plans a December 2008 release. “The world cannot get enough of Tila Tequila,” said Susan Moldow, Scribner executive v-p and president.

A release from Scribner says “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila is the book her fans have been waiting for” and that the tome will offer “Tila’s no-holds-barred thoughts on love, fame, happiness, and success and the remarkable story of how the child of Vietnamese immigrants singlehandedly harnessed the web to become the 21st century’s hottest sex symbol.” Unsurprisingly, the book will include color photographs.

Although Time crowned Tequila—who boasts 3.1 million MySpace friends—“the Madonna of MySpace” in 2006, it’s anyone’s guess if she’ll still be popular in seven months, when her book pubs. Still, unlike many bloggers who’ve also snagged book deals, Tequila has already parlayed her celebrity into other mediums, with an MTV reality series, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, which debuted in October 2007.

Senior editor Brant Rumble negotiated the agreement with David Vigliano and Michael Harriot of Vigliano Associates.
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