Fox News has been a home for numerous bestselling authors in the conservative publishing space, and the company has now upped its commitment to books with the creation of Fox News Books.
Fox has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins, whose Broadside Books will oversee the imprint. Both companies are owned by Rupert Murdoch.
“We are excited to partner with HarperCollins, utilizing our vast library of content to further enhance the audience experience,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, in a statement. The current deal is for three books only and Fox News employees are free to sign with other houses. Live Free or Die by Fox News host Sean Hannity, for example, was released this fall by Simon & Schuster.
The first book to be released under the new imprint will be by FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth. Modern Warriors: Real Stories from Real Heroes, will be released November 24, and, Fox said, “will showcase some of the nation’s most highly-decorated veterans as they share their war stories, combat moments, thoughts on military morale today, and why they served.”
A second book will be from FOX News @ Night anchor Shannon Bream, who will write an untitled book about the women of the Bible. Set to be published next spring, the book “will examine the most influential women from the Bible and how their sisterhood helped to shape the Christian faith as we know it today,” Fox said. It will accompany a new program on FOX Nation.
Commenting on the agreement with Fox, HC CEO Brian Murray said Fox's “powerful content and marketing” combined with HC’s distribution and publishing capabilities is a “winning combination.”