Keith Richards’ Memoir Sells One Million Copies
Keith Richards has lead a 'Life' well lived. He's already cemented his place as one of the most revered guitarists in rock history thanks to his position in the Rolling Stones. Now the axe slinger can consider himself a truly successful author, as his autobiography has sold over one million copies since its release. That's not shocking, since Richards has plenty of sordid, rock 'n' roll stories and scintillating tales in his arsenal, which fans no doubt wanted to read about.
That 564-page memoir, simply titled 'Life,' came out in October of last year and moved an impressive amount of books since then. It spent two weeks nestled in the plum, No.1 position on the New York Times hard-cover non-fiction best seller list. That healthy sales tally also makes 'Life' one of the best-selling rock autobiographies of all time.
Richards reportedly pocketed a cool $7 million advance to pen the book, which was published by Little, Brown & Co. Judging by the figures, the book appears to have been a win-win and a moneymaker for all involved.