PUBLISHERS are likely to be clamouring to secure the rights to Nicola Sturgeon’s memoir, according to literary agents.

Known as a voracious reader Sturgeon has previously said she would “almost certainly” write a memoir about her time in office.

Now, following her resignation earlier this week, literary agents are predicting that publishers will be lining up to offer the First Minister a book deal.

Catherine Cho, the founder of literary agent Paper Literary, told The Guardian that it could get “very competitive – easily in the six figures.”

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Laura Jones of Scottish independent publishers 404 Ink added that the book was likely to be “hugely popular”.

“[It would be] one of the most sought after titles in coming years and for good reason.

“As one of the few senior politicians of unwavering competency, authenticity and, crucially, an actual sense of humour and self-awareness, I have no doubt that whatever she might choose to publish will be truly insightful, inspirational and hugely popular across the UK market and beyond.”

Securing a six-figure deal would bring Sturgeon in line with many other book deals for political memoirs in recent years.

Last year, it was reported that Boris Johnson’s memoir could earn him an advance of over £1 million.