There is reportedly a delay in the release of Britney Spears' tell-all memoir.
Sources told TMZ that the "Toxic" singer has already completed the book. However, it learned that there is a paper "supply shortage," causing the supposed delay of the release.
The outlet noted that Spears and company are "aiming" for a January release. But, the said paper shortage has reportedly "upended the plan."
The insiders, who are deemed to have "direct knowledge" of the situation, are also said to have shared that there is "no clear date" yet on when the supply concern will be resolved. Accordingly, there remains no "firm release date" for the songstress' tell-all book.
The same publication later recalled a report from Publishers Weekly earlier this year, explaining the said shortage of paper supply.
The piece reportedly listed the factors that have played a role in the supply problem. As noted, more people turned to books and ordered titles during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing a decrease in the supply of paper.
Also, the report is said to have pointed out that employees walked off their manufacturing jobs at paper plants, leading to the ongoing labor shortage.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears, alongside her camp, has yet to make official comments regarding the matter. Hence, the latest assertions about her tell-all book and its release date remain unconfirmed.
News of the "Sometimes" singer's tell-all memoir first surfaced across media platforms in February.
Page Six learned from publishing insiders that Britney Spears had reached a landmark deal with Simon & Schuster for her book about her "career, her 'Toxic' life, and her family."
The deal was said to be worth as much as $15 million, with one insider telling the publication, "the deal is one of the biggest of all time, behind the Obamas."
The publication later recalled that the rights for the former U.S. President's and First Lady's books reportedly summed up to more than $60 million, adding that it is the "largest ever known figure for non-fiction books."
Spears and her reps did not make a statement about the matter at the time. Also, publishing house Simon & Schuster did not get back to the publication after asking for a comment.
Two months later, however, the "Gimme More" singer confirmed that she was writing a book in an Instagram post. She deemed the process "healing and therapeutic," adding, however, that it was also "hard bringing up past events in [her] life."
Britney Spears continued that she had "never been able to express openly," and could "only imagine that [she does] sound childish." She argued, though, that she was "extremely young [when] those events took place."
USA Today later said that the "Blackout" artist did not include any details about the tell-all memoir, such as the release date or the publishing house.