Carolyn Reidy at Simon & Schuster bought world rights to a currently untitled book by Hillary Rodham Clinton which will cover the former Secretary of State's time in office. The book, which Robert Barnett sold, will, S&S said highlight Clinton's "key decisions and experiences as Secretary of State," as well as "her ideas for how the United States can address the challenges of a dramatically changing world in the 21st century;" it will be edited by Jonathan Karp and is scheduled for 2014.
Clinton has written four other books, all published with S&S: 1996's It Takes a Village; 1998's Dear Sock, Dear Buddy; 2000's An Invitation to the White House; and 2003's Living History. According to Nielsen BookScan Living History sold 1.1 million copies in hardcover and 216,000 trade paperback copies.
Speaking to the new book, Reidy, president and CEO of S&S, said that Clinton "has redefined the meaning of ‘trailblazer’ in every phase of her career on the world stage" and that the publisher "couldn’t be happier to continue our long association" with her. Karp, president and publisher of the S&S Publishing Group, added that the title will be "the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America’s place in the world today."
The book will include information about various key moments in Clinton's tenure at the State Department, including the killing of Osama Bin Lidden, the Arab Spring, and the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya. More personal tidbits are also promised, as S&S noted that the work will "offer vivid personal anecdotes and memories of her collaboration with President Obama and his National Security team, as well as her engagement with leaders around the world."