Publishers Compete For Serena Williams’ Memoir; Pot Reportedly Stands At Nearly $1 Million

Suzanne Gluck of the William Morris Agency did not wait around very long after Serena Williams won the US Open last week to go out with the proposal for the tennis star’s memoir.

Offers were due Tuesday, according to sources directly involved in the proceedings, and publishers submitted them knowing that per Ms. Gluck’s terms, only the three highest bidders would be allowed to compete for the book. A report in Crain’s late yesterday afternoon said the price stands at almost $1 million, and that Ms. Gluck and Ms. Williams are planning on meeting with top bidders next week.