Britney Spears is reportedly about to sign a book deal with It Books and release a fictionalised account of her own experiences in Hollywood. Which might mean, judging by releases from the likes of Lauren Conrad, it will be a glorified memoir where the names will be changed to ward against legal action, under the guise of it being fiction. This is also suggested by The Hollywood Reporter, who refer to the tome as a “roman a clef” which is a “novel about real life… overlaid with a façade of fiction.”
Spears’ rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the singer is in talks to publish a book. Although, the publisher was reluctant to confirm the same. It’s not yet confirmed how much she would be paid nor the exact date of release.
That’s right, Britney Spears is close to signing a book deal, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with plans to write a novel.
Her rep confirms that It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, which has released many popular musician memoirs (among them: autobiographies by Sammy Hagar, The Game, Slash and Motley Crue), is having “discussions” with the singer.
A rep for It [Books] would not confirm.
A source tells THR Spears would pen a roman a clef for the publisher. The story would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences, much like Lauren Conrad’s 2009 New York Times bestseller L.A. Candy, which was about a girl who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the star of a reality show. Conrad, who starred in The Hills, has written two more novels since.
Indeed, Spears is the latest in a growing cadre of headline-grabbers who dabble in books. They include the Kardashians and Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
No word yet on when a Spears book may be released, but with the singer appearing on a network TV show (and being paid handsomely for it… in the vicinity of $15 million) and having sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide in her career, the advance is likely to be substantial. - via The Hollywood Reporter.