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Duran Duran Bassist Lands Major Book Deal

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor has landed a “major deal” ($500,000 and up) with Dutton for his memoir. Publication is set for the fall of 2012.

The pop group has sold more than 80 million records, counting hits like “Girls on Film,” and “Hungry Like a Wolf” and “Ordinary World” (video embedded above). Jonathan Conway of Mulcahy Conway Associates negotiated the auction for the book and executive editor Carrie Thornton bought the autobiography.

Taylor explained in the release: “This book recounts the million tiny seductions that are required to make the journey from English suburbia to selling out Madison Square Garden—seductions that go by a hundred different names; family, friendship, romances, collaborations and strategic alliances. Here is my journey and where it took me; into fantastic success, more than a little decadence, darkness, and finally, I like to think, a little enlightenment.”

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