According to The Hollywood Reporter her book will be a collection of amusing essays full of observations from family and childhood, and she won’t shy away from her feminist view point.
The book will be the latest in a series of successful books by female comics, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling. Last week, the bid for the rights of the book started, followed by the publishers meeting. Schumer’s agent, David Kuhn, had been circulating the proposal across Manhattan publishing houses, and editors had to first offer a bid upfront to get a meeting with Schumer. There were eight publishers bidding on the project.
EW reported that the advance falls somewhere within the range of $8 – $10 million. A source pegs the final deal at a huge $9 million. Schumer or her rep hasn’t commented on the rumored earnings of her book.
Like Fey, Schumer has proven her durability.
2015 is really a Schumerpalooza sort of year.
Funnywoman and recent Emmy victor Amy Schumer has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster that comes with a whopping 8-figure advance. Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, reworked an initial script by The Heat’s Katie Dippold.
Her movie “Trainwreck” was a critical and commercial success and she is now working on a screenplay with Oscar victor Jennifer Lawrence.