HC 'keen to publish Adele'

HC 'keen to publish Adele'

HarperCollins has confirmed it has had talks on publishing a book from Oscar-winning singer Adele.

The publisher said it would "love" to publish a memoir from the 24-year-old singer, who has won nine Grammies, four Brit Awards and an Oscar for performing the theme tune to James Bond film "Skyfall".

The Mirror newspaper has claimed that a seven-figure offer was turned down by the singer because she thought she was too young to release an autobiography. It quoted "a source" close to the singer who said: "Even though she received a lucrative offer, her primary concern was that she doesn't want to write a book about just 24 years. She feels she'd rather wait until she has more life experience to write about."

A spokesperson for HarperCollins confirmed discussions were held with Adele's representatives, and said: "HC would love to publish Adele, a fantastic global superstar with a brilliant story. We have published many other young artists with great success and we are sure there would be a huge appetite for Adele's story."

HC did not confirm the scale of any offer.

HarperCollins has published several books from successful musicians, last year releasing Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started and Cheryl Cole's Cheryl: My Story.