Britney Spears memoir completed, but paper shortage delayed publication

Britney Spears’ long-awaited memoir, which should offer an in-depth dive into her tutelage, has been completed but has unfortunately faced publication delays.

TMZ reports that the global supply shortage has impacted release plans. A shortage of paper and other materials means the book may not reach its currently scheduled January release date, by which time publisher Simon & Schuster had hoped to have the book on shelves.

As there is no clear estimate of when the paper shortage will be resolved, the publisher has yet to confirm an alternate release date.

According to a report by Publishers Weekly in March, several factors have contributed to the paper shortage, including increased interest in books during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also labor shortages that impact different stages of production, as has become increasingly evident across multiple industries.

Spears signed a deal to release a tell-all memoir in February, which netted her an astounding $15 million advance. The deal, which was at the center of a bidding war between multiple publishers, would be one of the biggest ever, second only to a book deal signed by the Obamas. It’s unclear exactly what Spears will talk about in the book, but she’s expected to address the breakdown of her relationship with her family amid her battle to end her restrictive conservatorship. She could also talk about her upbringing as a child star and her brief stint as a judge on X factor.

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