Bob Dylan rolling out six more books: report

Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:04pm EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan is reported to have signed a six-book deal that includes two follow-ups to his 2004 best-selling memoir "Chronicles: Volume One".

Publishing industry website Crain's New York Business.com cited several industry insiders as saying the deal with Simon & Schuster would also include a book based on the 69-year-old singer-songwriter's satellite radio show on Sirius XM.

Simon & Schuster on Wednesday declined to comment on the report.

"Chronicles: Volume One", the first of a planned three-volume memoir, earned much acclaim and spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004.

Dylan then hosted a weekly show on Sirius XM from 2006 to 2009, in which he played a diverse array of music from his vast personal collection, told jokes and recited poetry.

It was not clear what topics the other three books in the reported deal would cover.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Dean Goodman)

 
<p>Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in this May 5, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Rob Galbraith/Files</p>