U.K.-based independent publisher I.B. Tauris has struck a deal with The Nation magazine to publish two books next year that examine hot topics tied to the presidential election. The books will be published with the involvement with the writers and editors of The Nation.
The first title, set for release in the U.S. January 30, 2016 is Who is Hilllary Clinton?: Two Decades of Answers from the Left. Edited by Richard Kreitner, the work “showcases articles and commentary by feminists, fans and foes alike, ranging from Barbara Ehrenreich to Christopher Hitchens," according to Tauris.
The second book, Why Cold War Again?, is an alternative history of the escalation in 21st-century tensions between Russia and the United States, Tauris said, and is being written by scholar and Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen. It will be released in the U.S. March 30. Tauris’s titles are distributed in the U.S. by Bookmasters.
Clare Kathleen Bogen, head of marketing and publicity for Tauris’s North American operations, said unlike the company’s other books, titles done with The Nation magazine will be printed in the U.S. and released in the States two months before they are published in the U.K.. In addition to the two announced titles, Bogen said Tauris is aiming to do two to three titles with The Nation in following years.
The deal has no impacted on Perseus’s copublishing agreement with The Nation Institute through which Perseus operates the Nation Books imprint. Nation Books has published a number of bestselling titles over the years ranging from Blackwater and Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill to Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco to Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Its big book for the spring is And the Weak Suffer What They Must by Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister turned anti-austerity advocate which will be published in April.