IUC Exclusive: NYC Publishing Executives confirm at least Two Books Planned About Toothy Tile
Instead of making everyone wait till noon, I decided to post this now cause I couldn’t hold it in any longer. During the past week, I’ve used some of my longtime contacts in the publishing business to find out if the rumors I was hearing from a publishing business friend of mine about a supposed upcoming book about Toothy Tile were true. In the end, I got more than I bargained for.
Two high up editors at major publishing houses in NYC revealed to IUC at least two books are in the works about the epic saga of Toothy Tile, including one by the star himself – Jake Gyllenhaal. According to the first editor, Gyllenhaal is currently at work on a tell all autobiography, in which he’ll use as an opportunity to reveal to the world he is indeed Toothy Tile. “It seems he wants to write his life story and let the world know he’s dabbled in same sex relationships,” the editor said. “He’ll use the book to clear up all the longstanding rumors about his sexuality. The book will definitely go to auction and end up with a seven figure advance. There’s huge interest in this.”
The editor stressed he wanted to remain cautious. “Celebs are known more than anyone to pitch books with sensational points but often chicken out when it’s time to go to print,” the editor said. “Gyllenhaal’s people could use his alleged gay past as a way to get more money. But when the manuscript is handed in it could be a totally different story. They could tone it down, saying something like ‘it only happened once when he was drunk at a party’ or something of that nature. That would piss off the publisher but it would be too late to stop the book cause all the orders by bookstores would have been placed.”
The editor said he became privy to the information when it was leaked to him from a representative in Gyllenhaal’s camp. “It was a heads up call, which happens all the time in our industry,” the editor said. “Celebs who want to write books often have their reps and literary agents phone publishers to gauge their interest before going out with a proposal. In this particular case, I have no doubt the book can be a no.1 bestseller. First thought I have here is it’s perfect for Oprah. Just imagine Jake on Oprah’s couch in tears telling her he would have come out sooner if he could of but he was worried about his friends, family and career. It would be the biggest thing to hit the book businees in years.”
Meanwhile, IUC has learned Gyllenhaal is not the only person at work revealing the truth about Toothy Tile. An editor at Random House confirmed to IUC last week he received a proposal recently from a L.A. based author about Toothy. The editor confirmed the writer was represented by a well known New York literary agent. He refused to reveal the name of the writer because of confidentiality purposes. ”It’s a solid proposal, a very compelling story, something that could make waves,” the editor said. He refused to say whether or not he acquired the rights to the book. “I’m not allowed to reveal things like that,” he said. DEVELOPING…