Pippa Middleton, sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, is negotiating a lucrative book deal about party planning, reports the Mail Online.
Within its pages, the book is believed to offer advice about every aspect of event hosting and planning, from party etiquette to decorations. Publishers hope that the content will be of value for a variety of clientèle, whether this be corporate Christmas parties or children’s parties.
According to insiders, publishing houses could rake in hundreds of thousands of pounds from the popularity of Kate’s younger sister. 28-year-old Pippa has had a meteoric rise to the top of the tabloid and gossip press since her sibling’s marriage to Prince William.
Miss Middleton has been inspired to give a book a go because of her abilities as a regular blogger for her parents’ business ‘Party Pieces’, says the Daily Star.
In one post, advising parents about children’s parties invitations, Pippa writes: “Don’t feel obliged to invite the whole class, sending out invitations discreetly after school or emailing invitations will help avoid hurt feelings.”
Miss Middleton is reportedly in talks about a deal with David Godwin, a literary agent who counts two Man Booker prize winners among his most revered clients, as well as major publishers like Harper Collins.
As yet no details have been finalised, but sources say that Miss Middleton has already spoken with advisers at St James’s Palace about a launch date, which could be as early as next Christmas.