February 9, 2017

Simon & Schuster probably would have paid whatever it cost to acquire Hillary Clinton’s next book


And, yeah, I guess I’d do the same thing.

After signing up Milo Yiannopoulos’s controversial book Dangerous, and subsequently facing a backlash from booksellers (like this one), publishers (like ours), and authors (like hers), Simon & Schuster President & CEO Carolyn Reidy has acquired the rights to Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming collection of personal essays. To be fair, S&S has been publishing Clinton for a long time, but you have to think they were especially inclined to sign up the next one.

For Publishers Weekly, Emma Koonse reports that the “yet-to-be-titled” book will “tell stories from Clinton’s life, including her experiences during the campaign trail,” and “a collection of inspirational quotations.” It’s scheduled to pub in fall 2017, under the Simon & Schuster trade imprint.

Meanwhile, Dangerous comes out next month and is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon despite having literally no description at all.



Taylor Sperry is a former Melville House editor.