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Report: Book deal for Phelps includes $1.6 million advance

Updated: August 28, 2008, 8:34 PM ET
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Michael Phelps can soon add another accomplishment to his already-glowing résumé: Author.

The record-shattering Olympic swimmer has earned an advance estimated at $1.6 million from Simon & Shuster for a book, to be titled "Built to Succeed," the New York Post reported Thursday.

The deal was brokered by the Waxman Literary Agency, working with Phelps' longtime talent manager Peter Carlisle of Octagon, the newspaper reported, adding that the entry price for ...

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