Knopf has acquired world rights to a new book by Bill Clinton called Back to Work, about how the U.S. can overcome its current problems and, as the former President put it, get "back into the future of business." Knopf chairman Sonny Mehta brokered the deal with Robert Barnett at the D.C.-based firm William & Connolly. The book, which is getting a 300,000-copy announced first printing, will bow on November 8.

Clinton will, as Knopf explained, outline a plan for the country to take charge of its financial destiny, offering "specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses."

Knopf also confirmed that the title will be released simultaneously in hardcover and e-book, with a list price of $22.95.