The first book will be a collection of stories that Novak adapted from the live shows he performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
It seems that Novak’s books caused a bit of a bidding war, with reports saying nine publishers were fighting for the deal. Alfred A. Knopf ultimately won, giving Novak an advance in the seven-figure range.
Novak actually has a bit of a writing background. His father, William Novak, was a ghostwriter, most notably working with Lee Iacocca on his autobiography, the businessman who engineered the Ford Mustang. B.J. wrote for The Harvard Lampoon when he attended university there, and has written for “The Office.”
Novak’s first book will be released in 2014.