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Publishing millionaires at the expense of minions

21st August, 2016
Amy Schumer: one of a new breed of celebrities to earn lucrative book deals

Well, as it turns out, there’s an easy answer to this question: eight million dollars. In 2015, after an intense auction process, Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books reportedly parted with a figure north of that sum in order to be able to claim Schumer as one of their own. Schumer’s ballsy gambit paid off in spades. She wasn’t simply a literary star, earning a million quid for a book; she was a bona-fide superstar,...

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