One day after Skyhorse Publishing announced its plans to publish special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election, Scribner has done the same. The Simon & Schuster imprint has teamed up with the Washington Post, and intends to publish The Mueller Report instantly as an e-book and paperback.
"We will publish in full whatever is made public," a representative of the publisher told PW. "We will then expect to release an e-book within 2-3 days and a paperback edition within 5-8 days."
In addition to the report itself, The Mueller Report will include some of the Post's reporting on the investigation, and an introduction by investigative journalists Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky, who have been handling much of the Post’s coverage of the investigation. (Helderman was one of a number of journalists whose reporting won the Post the Pulitzer Prize last year.) The book will also include "the special counsel’s most pertinent filings (including criminal indictments), a timeline of significant events, and a cast of the investigation’s key figures," a release said.
“The Mueller report is the most anticipated investigative document of this century, and its findings are of vast importance to the United States and to the rest of the world,” Nan Graham, senior v-p and publisher of Scribner, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to partner on this book with the Washington Post, whose reporters and editors have provided indispensable and authoritative analysis of Robert Mueller’s historic investigation and the related filings.”
Scribner v-p and editor-in-chief Colin Harrison acquired the book from Todd Shuster and Bridget Matzie of Aevitas Creative Management, on behalf of the Post and its executive editor, Marty Baron. The Post’s contributions to the book will be edited by its national security editor, Peter Finn. The Mueller Report will also be published by Simon & Schuster U.K. and as an audio edition by Simon & Schuster Audio.