The Daily Mail reported yesterday that Pippa Middleton just signed a party planning book deal – worth over $800,000 – with publisher Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin after a bidding war to secure Britain’s most popular singleton. The book is due to be released Christmas 2012 and Middleton will NOT hire a ghost writer for the project.
Middleton is said to be excited about starting the book, albeit a bit nervous. “It will be about entertaining and how to throw the perfect party. It’s not just about being the perfect hostess – it will also include recipes and information about how to host different types of events,” a source told the Mail. “Pippa has been sketching out the chapters and has decided to start each one with an amusing anecdote.”
Despite talk that royal insiders are not pleased that Middleton appears to be “cashing in” on her newfound status and close proximity to the House of Windsor, Catherine reportedly thinks the idea is “brilliant” and supports Middleton’s decision to write her first book.
In May 2007, Pippa and Her Royal Highness (formerly commoner Kate Middleton) attended the Book Launch Party for Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book Young Stalin at Asprey, New Bond Street in London.