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Originally scheduled for release next spring, book publisher HarperCollins now says former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue,” will be in bookstores by Nov. 17 – just in time for the holiday shopping season. (To maximize hard cover sales, the book will not be available in e-book format till Dec. 26 - take that, computer nerds!) The publisher has set an initial print run of 1.5 million copies, equal to Sen. Edward Kennedy’s memoir. Palin told the Anchorage Daily News she hopes her book will be an “unfiltered forum” as she has been troubled by “so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate.” Palin has not disclosed what she is being paid for her memoir, which is said to be about 400 pages in length. She reportedly has some $500,000 worth of legal bills and the book and her speeches in Hong Kong should help a bit. “Governor Palin has been unbelievably conscientious and hands-on at every stage, investing herself deeply and passionately in this project,” says Jonathan Burnham, publisher of Harper. “It’s her words, her life, and it’s all there in full and fascinating detail.” Nothing there says she wrote the book and her ghostwriter was Lynn Vincent. As for content, we’ll all have to wait till November to find out. But the book’s title may offer a hint. During last year’s presidential campaign, pundits suggested that Palin ended up “going rogue” and defying his campaign’s control. And then, of course, there’s that little question of whether the book is connected to a 2012 presidential bid.