# Bill Clinton reportedly was paid \$10 million to write his book My Life. Suppose the book took three years to write. In the time he spent writing, Clinton could have been paid to make speeches. Given his popularity, assume that he could earn \$8 million per year (paid at the end of the year) speaking instead of writing. Assume his cost of capital is 10% per year.(Show excel spreadsheet workings)A. What is the NPV of agreeing to write the book (ignoring any royalty payments)? What is the :PV of losing the speaking fees_______NPV of book deal_______B. Assume that, once the book is finished, it is expected to generate royalties of \$5 million in the first year (paid at the end of the year) and these royalties are expected to decrease at a rate of 30% per year in perpetuity. What is the NPV of the book with the royalty payments? What is the:PV of perpetuity at year 3_______PV of perpetuity at year 0 _______NPV of book deal______

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Bill Clinton reportedly was paid \$10 million to write his book My Life. Suppose the book took three years to write. In the time he spent writing, Clinton could have been paid to make speeches. Given his popularity, assume that he could earn \$8 million per year (paid at the end of the year) speaking instead of writing. Assume his cost of capital is 10% per year.

(Show excel spreadsheet workings)

A. What is the NPV of agreeing to write the book (ignoring any royalty payments)? What is the :

PV of losing the speaking fees_______

NPV of book deal_______

B. Assume that, once the book is finished, it is expected to generate royalties of \$5 million in the first year (paid at the end of the year) and these royalties are expected to decrease at a rate of 30% per year in perpetuity. What is the NPV of the book with the royalty payments? What is the:

PV of perpetuity at year 3_______

PV of perpetuity at year 0 _______

NPV of book deal______

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