Celebrities can get paid staggering amounts of money to write books.
Stars typically receive a handsome advance which is like a signing bonus that the author receives before the book is published.
As Brian Klems from The Writer’s Digest explained, an advance is “paid against future royalty earnings, which means that for every dollar you receive in an advance, you must earn a dollar from book sales before you start receiving any additional royalty payments”.
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- Tina Fey, Bossypants (2011). Advance: $US6 million
- Amy Shumer, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (2016). Advance: $US9 million
- Keith Richards, Life (2011). Advance: $US7 million
Link to the rest at News.com/AU and thanks to Dave for the tip.