After returning a one million-dollar book advance (with interest) to HarperCollins in 2014, Amy Schumer landed one of the biggest advance deals the publishing world has ever seen — at an astounding rumoured $8-10 million.
Though Schumer’s multimillion-dollar book advance tops the deals made for Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” and Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl,” these giant sums for A-list books are becoming more and more common. And the actual book sales don’t always end up being so impressive.
Bruce Springsteen recently announced that he has an autobiography coming out in September of this year.
Here’s a look at six reported celebrity advances and how some of the subsequent books have sold.