Britney Spears reportedly inked a $15 million book deal after a ‘bidding war’

We’ve taken a bit of a breather from Britney Spears in recent months. It wasn’t really by design – she was finally freed of her conservatorship and she was slowly beginning to enjoy her freedoms again, like the freedom to bitch out her little sister online. I genuinely hope that Britney is doing well and that she only says stuff in public on her own terms from here on out. Speaking of, Britney has inked a book deal. It’s reportedly for eight figures, but Britney’s probably not doing it for the money, she’s doing it to use her voice. And maybe she’s doing it for some revenge.

It’s Britney’s book, bitch. Britney Spears has sealed a bombshell book deal said to be worth as much as $15 million. Publishing insiders say Spears, 40, has reached a landmark deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster for her tell-all memoir about her career, her “Toxic” life and her family.

The deal comes after a bidding war from multiple publishers over her book, according to one insider, who claimed, “the deal is one of the biggest of all time, behind the Obamas.” The rights for Barack and Michelle Obama’s books sold in 2017, with the sum reportedly surpassing $60 million, the largest ever known figure for nonfiction books. Bill Clinton landed a $15 million deal for his post-presidential book “My Life” in 2001.

Spears has been gunning to pen a memoir after she was left fuming over the claims made in her younger sister Jamie Lynn’s scathing tome, “Things I Should Have Said,” released in January this year. Britney wrote on Instagram at the time, “Congrats best seller…..The nerve of you to sell a book now and talk s—t but your f—king lying…..I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me !!!! I wish the almighty, Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me !!!! You are scum, Jamie Lynn.”

[From Page Six]

My first thought was: I hope Britney works with the same guy who helped Jessica Simpson with her memoir, Open Book. Jessica’s book was confessional and real and it ended up being one of the most successful celebrity memoirs of the past decade. Jessica worked with Kevin Carr O’Leary. Britney should totally hire him! And honestly, if Britney’s getting an eight figure deal, I would imagine that Simon & Schuster insist on a ghostwriter or “helper.” As for the idea of Britney telling all in a book… I understand that and I think it makes sense. There was so much that happened to her, it would be difficult to narrow it down in, like, one 20/20 interview. That being said, when the book comes out, Britney will have to do press. The publisher will probably help with that though.

Photos courtesy of Britney’s Instagram.

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  1. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    “It’s Britney’s book, bitch” would be an epic title, right?
    and you just KNOW Ms. Britney is gonna go scorched earth.

  2. Noki says:

    I hope she has severed all ties to any one who was benefitting from her money. No cuts for Jamie and that lady who was in the background taking chunks of Britneys money. And yes PRENUP!

  3. Jules says:

    Popping popcorn. This is gonna be epic.

  4. Driver8 says:

    I will read the hell out of this book! Also Jessica Simpson’s book was so good. I recommend the Audible version.

    • Abby says:

      Agree! I loved Jessica’s book and I think whoever helped her would be a great asset to helping Britney tell her story. I think Jessica is in a really good place right now though, and I feel like Britney is just starting to be able to heal. So I think it’ll be a totally different kind of book. Still would definitely read it.

  5. Digital Unicorn says:

    Go girl – tell the world what they did to you!

    Am i mean for thinking ‘sucks to be you Jamie Lynn’ – NO ONE was interested in your book dahling, must burn that just about everyone wants Brits story.

    Her family and Lou Taylor must be bricking it – she is going to burn them all. It will be interesting to see what Taylor will do as she is well done for suing everyone and anyone – she might try and take on Rosengart with the money she stole from Brit but Brit is clearly not scared of her and is clearly going to take her on.

    As much as her family has it coming – Lou Taylor has it coming more.

    • Mac says:

      I have a feeling it is Lou Taylor who will be getting sued, along with Britney’s father and every other grifter he had on the payroll.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Indeed – based on what i have read from the Free Britney movement much of Brit’s money was funnelled into shell companies owned by Taylor and her husband. Am sure that I read that some of Brit’s IP was also transferred over to Taylor’s shell companies but not sure.

        Lou Taylor was behind the conservatorship – Jamie didn’t have the brains to do it on his own – Jamie does what Lou Taylor tells him to. She also went on to try the same thing to Courtney Love.

        IIRC Taylor pretty much stalked the family for years before conspiring with Jamie to get control of Britney and her estate.

  6. Julia K says:

    Kaiser, I hope she is not doing this for revenge. The old adage, dig two graves, one for your victim and one for yourself, comes to mind. I get that she is angry. I hope the book will be truthful and not vengeful, letting the facts speak for themselves. She really does need a good writer, editor and lawyer. I wish her well and hope that telling her story gives her some peace.

    • stagaroni says:

      She is angry, but she also put her children at risk, and I don’t doubt at times in the past her behavior may have scared her younger sister. I hope she continues down her path of wellness, and I wish health and happiness for Britney. I also hope she ends up doing in life whatever she wants to do…I worry that Sam is playing the long game and Brit will be devastated once again.

      Brits best revenge would be to stop the money train for all the grifters and to not give them a second thought.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      “I hope the book will be truthful and not vengeful, letting the facts speak for themselves.”
      This. Hopefully Britney & fandom will extend some of what they’ve been shown over the past year to other women and girls who’ve experienced misogyny too. And if that doesn’t happen on Britney’s end (since victims aren’t perfect), hopefully others will be able to be reasonable and unbiased about it, remembering that just like with others, the things she’s been through don’t make her the authority or expert on what’s been going on with everyone else. Looking forward to Britney speaking on *Britney’s* experience.

  7. girl_ninja says:

    Good for Britney. I hope that she is doing well and that this helps her with healing the torture her family put her through. I really enjoyed Jessica Simpson’s book so damn much. I agree and think it would be great if the same guy who worked with Jess worked with Brit.

  8. Mireille says:

    First of all, I’m so there. I will buy the book and watch any interviews with her. I’m guessing this book has been greenlit by her legal team? I always get the sense that they are the ones suggesting she take down certain social media posts lashing out at her family, because they are planning massive lawsuits against one and all of them, including crazy-azz mega bitch Lou Taylor. Go for it, Britney. Take them all down, including the lawyers and judges who FAILED to protect you from their abuse and exploitation. I’m all for burning misogynistic systems to the ground.

    Jamie Lynn Spears’ book, btw, is a NATIONAL BEST SELLER!!!! Not on the New York Times list or Amazon, but on some religious list of books. That book, her shitty interview on GMA (which is Team Jamie Spears and Lou Taylor btw), is probably a launching pad to re-invent herself as a Christian recording artist. Wait for it. She’ll do anything to keep in the limelight, because her gig on the Netflix show ain’t enough to pay the bills, since she and family no longer have access to Britney’s estate. And yes, I’m ragging on this little twerp early this morning.

  9. Sumodo1 says:

    God Save Britney Spears! The movie rights deal will blow everyone away!

  10. Cee says:

    She has more than earned the right to speak up. If this is true, I’ll pick it up.

  11. Chaine says:

    I love Britney but if her Instagram captioning skills are any indication, she needs a ghostwriter to work with her on this.

    • molly says:

      I’ll go out on a limb and say this book doesn’t happen. Or it’ll get delayed over and over. Or it’ll morph into a coffee table book or something much less.

      I hope I’m wrong, but yeah, she’s going to need a lot of help with a lot of it.

  12. Merricat says:

    She has a right to tell her story. I hope it helps her let it all go so she can move on from these people.

  13. Goldie says:

    Good for her! The media has made so much money talking about her personal life over the years. Both her mother and sister have written books. It’s great for her to have the opportunity to tell her own story.
    Re: ghost writer, of course she’ll have one. Even Michelle Obama had one. No shame in that.

  14. Imara219 says:

    I’m happy that Britney can express herself with a book deal. The most recent successful celebrity autobiography has been Will Smiths. Everyone in my book groups is raving about the audiobook version. I’m trying to get back into none fiction and for me, audio is the only way to do that (if it was a regular book I would never pick it over my comfortable genre). I hope she gets some good direction for her book conceptualization. A good book can elevate the next phase of a celebs career. Rabbit transformed Ms. Pat’s trajectory.

  15. Sigmund says:

    Good for Britney. Also, so what if she does want revenge? Her family abused her and silenced her. Anne Lamott said it best –

    “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”