Michael Phelps is striking while the iron is hot and collecting money and publicity opportunities at every turn.
Phelps, who took home a record setting 8 gold medals at the Olympics, has already been selected to host the premiere of Saturday Night Live, present at MTV VMA show, and he just landed a reported $1.6 million advance for a book.
At least a half-dozen major publishers considered the book, billed as an “inspirational memoir,” before Dominick Anfuso, the editorial director of Simon & Shuster’s Free Press imprint, landed the deal, according to the report.
Not bad money if you can get it, but I think that $200,000 per 2008 gold medal isn’t that great and if you count the six he already had that is only a little over $100,000 per gold. I think he needs a new agent.<