Britney Spears‘ tell-all is finally completed, sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, but we’ve learned there’s a delay in releasing it and it all has to do with …. THE SUPPLY SHORTAGE!
Sources close to Britney tell us … she recently wrapped up the dishy memoir, which is set to be published by Simon & Schuster. We’re told Britney and co. are aiming for a release date in January — but there’s a paper shortage that has upended the plan.
What’s more … our sources say there’s no clear date on when the shortage will be resolved … hence, there’s not a firm release date.
A report from Publishers Weekly earlier this year pointed to a couple of major factors for the shortage — more people started ordering books during the pandemic, decreasing paper supply. There’s more — people walked off their manufacturing jobs at paper plants, causing an ongoing labor shortage.
As we reported … Britney’s tell-all deal she signed back in February scored her a $15 million advance. The deal was one of the biggest for a memoir, behind the Obamas — who signed with Penguin Random House for over $60M.
Of course, Britney’s book will have plenty of material — from her days as a child star, to finding superstardom and the falling out with her family during her conservatorship.
TMZ broke the story, a judge in L.A. ruled earlier this week Britney will NOT have to sit for a deposition in her conservatorship case with her dad … a decision Jamie‘s attorneys plan to appeal.
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