Donald Trump Jr. Gets a Book Deal
Donald Trump Jr. will write a book that is expected to be published later this year, according to Center Street Press, the Hachette imprint that has acquired the title.
In a news release announcing the book deal, Mr. Trump, the president’s eldest son, said he would offer his views on the “great achievements” of his father’s administration, and his observations on “this significant time in history.” He said that he would also discuss his father’s supporters and detractors.
“We’ve always been interested in working with him,” said Kate Hartson, Center Street’s editorial director. “He’s very much at the forefront of all the discussion about what’s happening in the administration.”
Ms. Hartson said the book’s title and exact release date weren’t set, other than that the publisher was aiming for the fall, and she declined to say how much Mr. Trump would be paid for writing it. His book would follow a slew of titles about President Trump’s campaign and presidency in the past few years, including several by former White House staffers such as Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The news has already inspired the social media hashtag #DonJrBookTitles, which some are using to offer mock title suggestions.
The president’s son and his family appeared to be taking the teasing in stride. Ivanka Trump tweeted that she and her siblings “are having some fun” with the hashtag, to which Donald Trump Jr. responded, “I guess it’s time to write an Ivanka childhood stories chapter, lots of great material,” along with a picture of a young Ms. Trump.
Ms. Hartson and Center Street publisher Rolf Zettersten negotiated the deal with Mr. Trump’s book agent and lawyer, Tom Winters, as reported earlier by Politico. Center Street has published a number of books by Republican politicians, including Representative Steve Scalise and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.