Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton has sold a yet-to-be-titled new book of quotations and personal essays to Simon & Schuster. The book, which is expected to publish under the S&S trade imprint in fall 2017, will tell stories from Clinton's life, including her experiences during the 2016 presidential election. It will also feature a collection of inspirational quotations.
“These are the words I live by,” Clinton said, according to a press release. “These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer.”
President and CEO of Simon & Schuster Carolyn Reidy bought world rights in all formats to the book from Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. President and publisher Jonathan Karp and v-p & executive editor Priscilla Painton will serve as editors. In addition to publishing in the U.S., the book will also be published by Simon & Schuster’s international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and as an audiobook by Simon & Schuster Audio.
In a second deal brokered between Reidy, Barnett, and Jon Anderson of the Children's Publishing Division, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will publish Clinton’s bestselling It Takes a Village for the first time as a picture book in fall 2017. The book will be illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee. Steven Malk at Writers House represented the illustrator. Paula Wiseman will be the editor. It Takes a Village will also be published by Simon & Schuster’s international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.