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Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer

Posted: December 13, 2010 03:50 PM

The 13 Most Obnoxious Publishing Stories of 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

I asked literary Twitterers to use the hashtag #WhyIDrink to raise a glass to the publishing stories that drove them up the wall in 2010. From Snooki's book deal to "write" a novel to James Frey's fiction "factory," here are the controversial stories that generated the most votes. Tell us what other publishing stories made you want to tip the bottle this year in the comments!

And today, Snooki's book is being published. Does it now become the most obnoxious publishing story of 2011? Let us know.

Snooki Signs Contract to Write a Novel
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The cast of MTV's Jersey Shore caused a lot of heartburn in the publishing industry, led by Snooki's book deal with Simon and Schuster for a novel, A Shore Thing. "Snooki's book deal. The drink of choice in that case was lighter fluid," @cbbernard said. The pint-sized TV star admitted to reading only two books--in her entire life. "I'm not sure if this counts, but I ate a bottle of sleeping pills when I heard Snooki was writing a novel," @DanFriedman81 said. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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