what could be one of the biggest changes in fortunes of an autobiography in publishing
history -- "In the Line of Fire", the upcoming
book from the president of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf
-- publishers have increased the initial print run from 300 to 75,000 copies.
follows the refusal of Musharraf
to answer questions about his claims that a senior member
of the Bush administration threatened to bomb Pakistan 'back to the Stone Ages'
if he didn't support Bush's foreign policy after 9/11, telling reporters to buy
spokesman, who claimed to be from the publishers of the book, told our reporters:
the sales of autobiographies from Asian leaders are dull as ditch water. At least
this time it's good to see an author who has an eye for marketing."
an attempt to increase the sales of the autobiography further, our sources have
discovered that Arpu, the Simpsons favorite, and officially most famous Pakistani
in the world, was sounded out last week about writing an introduction to the
book, which may now be re-titled:
Not A Flintstone Yet!"
we tried to phone Mr Arpu we were told that he was a cartoon and was unable to
respond to our questions.
possible new titles for the Musharraf book are:
Bush: That Is No Way To Be Running A War, You Silly Man!