Last summer Prince Harry revealed he was writing his memoirs and had signed a $20 million deal with Random House. This is the announcement that allegedly shooketh uppeth the royal family. At the time, word was the book was supposed to come out in summer 2022, aka now. Then it was set to be released in late 2022, just in time for holiday shoppers. But Harry’s book still isn’t available online for pre-sales. This week, publishing sources told Page Six that the memoir might get delayed until 2023 because the prince “has some truth bombs in his book that he is debating on whether to include or not.” If recent reports are true, one of those bombs could be the identity of the royal who made racist comments about Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby. Spoiler alert: it’s allegedly Duchess Camilla.
via Page Six:
Now, one source in the know said that “things are up in the air” for the pub date.
Industry chatter has been heating up as Harry’s book is still not available on Amazon or elsewhere for all-important pre-sales. From a bookseller perspective, pre-order numbers are a good early indicator of a book’s success and can lead to retailers increasing their initial orders.
While another publishing source confirmed there had been talk of a November publication date, they added: “I have heard that Harry has some truth bombs in his book that he is debating on whether to include or not. So this [push back is] no surprise if he needs more time to work on the book.”
Hmmm, I wonder what other “truth bombs” Harry will drop. “I’m going bald!” “Me’ wife was on Suits!” “Daddy’s got the biggest ears I’ve evah seen!” Page Six also says that their insiders claim Harry’s book release “will call for a big promo tour to sell the memoir. This includes making the rounds on network morning shows and maybe returning to England”:
“There is a commitment for a number of weeks and dates and what that entails. His team will be confirming obligations now for a pretty robust and comprehensive promo tour,” the industry insider told Page Six.
“It will also have to be international, and that means the UK — one of the book’s biggest audiences.”
My advice to Harry would be: mention it allll! Provide the people with a tell-all memoir just as juicy as Jessica Simpson’s 2020 magnam opus Open Book, and become the gossip queen you were always meant to be!
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