Earlier this week, we told you about a Christian book publisher’s plan for a Sarah Palin biography aimed at children. The book was scheduled to be released in September, and the publisher, Zondervan, had already put together promotional material on its website. Now, just days after a flurry of publicity about the book, Zondervan has shelved the project.
The book’s would-be author, Kim Washburn, told TPM that the book had been “delayed indefinitely” as of yesterday.
“The book has been delayed. Books get delayed all of the time in publishing as we move books around,” Pam Mettler, Associate Director of Public Relations for Zonderkidz, told TPM. Mettler would not say if Zondervan plans to publish the book in the future, or why it was delayed.
In September 2008, Zondervan published a “leadership biography” of Palin titled “Sarah Palin: A New Kind Of Leader,” written by Joe Hilley.
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