Publisher's Weekly reports that teen queen Miley Cyrus has signed a mega-deal to write about her life, due out next year:
For tween girls, there's no bigger name these days than Hannah Montana. The Disney Channel show starring Miley Cyrus, Montana's real-life counterpart and daughter of singer Billy Ray Cyrus, reaches more than 164 million viewers worldwide, and her 2007 concert tour sold out each of its 70 dates. Now, Disney Book Group has signed a deal with Cyrus for world rights to her first book, to be published in spring 2009 by the house's Disney-Hyperion imprint. The book will cover Cyrus's upbringing in Tennessee, close relationship with her family and rise to fame, and will include family photos and stories as well.
Nearly 15 million Hannah Montana-related books have sold globally to date. Jonathan Yaged, v-p and North America publisher of Disney Book Group, negotiated the deal.
Cyrus' hit tv show "Hannah Montana" airs on the Disney Channel. The initial printing will be one million copies. Last week OK! magazine reported there was search on for a ghostwriter for the tome.