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Amy Schumer selling a book proposal, report says

Amy Schumer arrives at the "Trainwreck" premiere at

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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