Keith Richards Book at $7 Million! Going … Going …

Crain's reporter Matthew Flamm reports that this summer's biggest book auction is for Rolling Stones founding member Keith Richards' autobiography.

HarperCollins and Little, Brown are battling for the book and the current marker is at $7.1 million, sources tell Crain's. 

"This is Bill Clinton money," one non-bidding publishing executive told Mr. Flamm, adding to that his observation that little could be told about Keith Richards that has not already been published in earlier books about the band.

But how good this one looks!

In May, Mr. Victor told the New York Post that memory wouldn’t be an issue since Mr. Richards would collaborate with his friend of 30 years, the noted non-fiction author James Fox.