Gawker Settles With HarperCollins Over Palin Book

107097053 Gawker Settles With HarperCollins Over Palin BookLast night it was announced that Gawker and HarperCollins had come to an agreement over the unauthorized excerpts from Sarah Palin’s latest book, America by Heart, that the website posted for mocking purposes last week.

Details of the settlement are closed, but Gawker has agreed not to re-post the HarperCollins property, even though the book hit stores yesterday. The publisher filed the lawsuit Friday and a judge ordered that the images of the book be removed over the weekend.

Factors to consider: Gawker’s cool-kid image, Gaby Darbyshire, the fact that this is an astounding amount of publicity for a by-the-numbers book.