Rock icon Bob Dylan has signed a six book contract with Simon and Schuster that may be in the eight figures. From Crain’s New York Business:
The deal came after [Dylan’s agent] Mr. Wylie had spent months trying to drum up interest in the project among other publishers (see Crain's, Nov. 22), despite Simon & Schuster's insistence that it had the rights to any Chronicles sequels. “Wylie's contention was that S&S didn't own the "memoir,' because Chronicles was "nonfiction stories' from his life and not a memoir,” said the editor. But no house would bite because of the potential for a lawsuit.The Crain’s piece is here. Rolling Stone speculates on the possible nature of the books here.