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Amy Schumer selling a book proposal, report says

Amy Schumer arrives at the

Amy Schumer arrives at the "Trainwreck" premiere at Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney, Australia, on July 20, 2015. Credit: Getty Images / Brendon Thorne

Amy Schumer, hot on the heels of her hit summer movie, "Trainwreck," may be looking to publish a book.

Publishers Weekly, a trade magazine, reports that the Rockville Centre-raised comedian has hired literary agent David Kuhn to sell an essay collection to New York publishing houses, "according to multiple sources with knowledge of the project."

PW says that insiders believe the book could sell for anywhere between $5 million and $8 million.

"Trainwreck" has grossed more than $107 million domestically as of Sept. 9, according to the website Box Office Mojo. The movie's success, along with the popularity of Schumer's Comedy Central show, "Inside Amy Schumer," has made her a household name.

A Schumer book would follow similar projects by other female comedians in recent years, including Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham.

A representative for Schumer did not respond to Newsday's request for comment.


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