OZZY OSBOURNE And Family To Receive $3 Million For Book Deal

Simon & Schuster imprint Pocket Books will reportedly pay Ozzy Osbourne and his dysfunctional clan $3 million for two upcoming books — a paperback companion to their MTV reality smash and a hardcover family memoir. The Osbournes tie-in will hit stores in November and the memoir will be out in spring 2003.

The book deal comes on the heels of the Osbournes' reported $20 million deal with MTV for two more seasons of their show.

"The Osbournes are a popular phenomenon of the first magnitude" said Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group president Carolyn Reidy. "Their appeal is multi-generational and covers the entire political and cultural spectrum. We're bleeping delighted to publish them at Simon & Schuster."


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