Tina Turner's memoir goes to Century for six figures

Tina Turner's memoir goes to Century for six figures

Tina Turner has signed a six-figure deal with Century to publish her autobiography next October.

The "definitive" memoir has been described as "dramatic" and "as compelling and entertaining as any of her greatest hits", promising to showcase the singer's "signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul". 

Celebrating Turner’s 60th year in the industry, it will "candidly" chart her story, examining her personal history and revealing both her "happiest - and darkest" hours, according to Century.

Ben Brusey, deputy publisher of Century, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in Tina Turner: My Love Story in a deal struck with Scott Waxman at Waxman Literary Agency, in collaboration with Looping Studios. It will be released in October 2018 in hardback, e-book and audiobook, alongside simultaneous publication with Atria Books in the US.

Turner will be supporting the book's publication with selected interviews and appearances as part of a "major, international" campaign from Penguin Random House. 

Although Turner published her autobiography I, Tina: My Life Story with Viking in 1986, she said her "real story" in full had never been told until now.

"My real story, in its entirety, has never been told," she said. "I wanted to talk candidly about the past and the present: finding love; my struggles; and, thankfully, today’s happy endings."

Brusey said: "We are enormously excited and proud at Century to be publishing Tina Turner’s wonderful book – it’s hard not to break into song and dance. Tina is quite simply one of the greatest artists and performers of all time, an inspiration to millions around the world. Her life story is explosive and utterly unique, and she writes with such energy and honesty. This book will be adored by readers around the world, and will undoubtedly be one of the publishing events of 2018."

It has not yet been confirmed whether Turner will write the book alone or with a ghost writer.