U2’s Book Deal

The U2 retrospective, tentatively titled In the Name of Love: U2 by U2, will be published by HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins, in 2005. Harper has purchased the rights to the book for a reported $3 million. Although the figure is an extraordinary amount for a book of its type, it’s far from the record-holding nonfiction book deals earned by Bill Clinton ($10 million), Pope John Paul II ($8.5 million), and Hillary Clinton ($8 million).