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Scott Walker Lands Book Deal

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has inked a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint. President George W. Bush‘s former chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen will co-write.

The publisher acquired world rights to Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge and publication is tentatively scheduled for “late 2013.” Writers’ Representatives agent Glen Hartley negotiated the deal with publisher Adrian Zackheim. The book will cover Walker’s controversial battle with Wisconsin unions.

Governor Walker became the focus of a nationwide controversy in 2011 when he proposed a series of budget reforms that eliminated Wisconsin’s $3.6 billion deficit through limiting the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs across all levels of government. Liberals all over America swiftly denounced Governor Walker, with nearly 100,000 protesters overtaking the state Capitol. Despite relentless attacks, Governor Walker stood his ground — and with the help of supporters from across Wisconsin and the country he passed his reforms, took his case to the voters of Wisconsin, and became the first governor in American history to survive a recall election — and thus be elected not once, but twice, to his first term in office.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Ann Coulter Inks Book Deal for October

Ann Coulter has landed a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint, scheduled to publish an unnamed book “directly relevant to the presidential election” in October.

William Morris Endeavor agent Mel Berger negotiated the deal with Sentinel publisher Adrian Zackheim. The book’s subject will remain “confidential for now,” according to the release.

Jason Pinter added some context to the move: Coulter had previously published her work with Random House’s Crown Forum imprint.

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Michele Bachmann Inks Book Deal with Sentinel

Presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann has landed a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint.

Publication for the currently untitled book has been set for November 21. The book will include “previously untold stories about her life outside of politics.” Publisher Adrian Zackheim acquired the book and the politician won’t receive an advance (in accordance with congressional rules).

Bachmann had this comment in the release: “People are the most important ingredient in life. I love people, and I care deeply that our nation’s economy turns around so they can realize their American dream. This book will help to share my enthusiasm for an energized, pro-growth economy, and the life experiences that inform my optimism for the American people and for American greatness.”

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Nikki Haley Lands Book Deal

Just days after signing a controversial bill cracking down on illegal immigration, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has inked a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint.

Entitled Can’t Is Not An Option: My Story, her memoir will be published in January. The book will share “her vision for the country and the Republican Party.” Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Adrian Zackheim.

Zackheim had this comment: “Governor Haley has already had a fascinating journey. She’s part of an all-American success story — a hardworking immigrant family that overcame great obstacles and proved that the American dream is still possible for anyone. And she is clearly a rising star in national politics.”

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Lands Book Deal

Indiana’s Republican governor Mitch Daniels has inked a book deal with Penguin Group’s Sentinel imprint. Publication is set for September, with the tentative title Keeping the Republic: Limited Government, Unlimited Citizens.

In January, a Fox News columnist called Daniels (pictured, via)  “the most promising Republican candidate to run president in 2012.” Sentinel publisher Adrian Zackheim acquired world rights to the book and Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the deal.

Daniels had this statement: “I’m offering these thoughts only because I am desperately alarmed about the condition and direction of the American republic. What just recently seemed a highly secure, ever more prosperous, internationally dominant nation is now endangered as never before, save perhaps the days of Soviet nuclear confrontation. But I devoutly believe there is a route to renewal, a way to reconstruct both our economy and an ethic of citizenship that will preserve both prosperity and liberty.”

Stanley A. McChrystal Lands Book Deal for Memoir

portfoliologo.jpgRetired U.S. Army General Stanley A. McChrystal has landed a book deal with Portfolio/Penguin to publish his memoir.

Publication for the currently untitled book is set for 2012. Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly negotiated the deal with Portfolio publisher Adrian Zackheim. Earlier this year the general was relieved of his command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan after sharing some controversial opinions in a Rolling Stone profile written by Michael Hastings.

Zackheim had this comment: “Amidst all the media coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan … few people know who General Stan McChrystal really is and what he has accomplished. Nor do people realize what a fascinating career he had for 38 years in the Army and what he can teach all of us about effective leadership under extreme pressure.”

Portfolio Launches Science Imprint Named Current

portfoliologo.jpgToday Penguin’s Portfolio imprint launched Current, a new imprint for science books–hoping to bring science titles to a general audience.

Portfolio and Sentinel publisher Adrian Zackheim will helm the new science imprint as well–using the marketing and publicity resources at Portfolio for the new imprint. The imprint expects to publish between five to eight titles a year.

Zackheim had this statement: “Our goal is to publish provocative, compelling books that explore the newest and most powerful ideas in a wide range of disciplines… Once Current gets ramped up, we aim to publish in every subcategory from genetics to quantum physics to neuroscience. Our authors will be some of the foremost pioneers and experts in their respective fields … We’ve found that niche publishing has been very successful for Portfolio since 2001, and Sentinel since 2003. This is a logical next category to expand into.”

SC Governor Mark Sanford Released from Book Contract

dc6a81b0c8a07f7c849a8110.L._AA240_.jpgPenguin’s Sentinel imprint has released South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford from his book contract.

Recently, the governor admitted to an affair with an Argentinian woman. Sanford was scheduled to finish the book for Spring 2010 publication. In 2000, he published a book entitled, interestingly enough, “The Trust Committed To Me.”

Here’s a statement from Adrian Zackheim, President and Publisher of Sentinel: “Sentinel has agreed to release Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina from his contract to write a book about fiscal conservatism, which was to be called WITHIN OUR MEANS and was scheduled for publication in March 2010. This is a mutual decision. We wish Governor Sanford the best.”

Portfolio Publisher and His Maestro

Imagine Malcolm Gladwell lecturing a group of corporate executives in the middle of a sweaty basketball game or Paulo Coelho leading a self-help seminar through a desert. Generations of speakers have used metaphors to explain business concepts–long tails, fat tails, sports, war, and card games–but Roger Nierenberg places his audience inside a small orchestra.

Yesterday this orchestra conductor and leadership guru gave a lecture about running a business with a full orchestra. Nierenberg illustrated management principles at the Portfolio imprint‘s event celebrating his upcoming book, “Maestro: A Little Story About Leading by Listening.”

GalleyCat filmed the climatic final act when twenty invitees crowded on the conductor’s podium to experience the driver’s seat of an orchestra. Afterward, we caught up with Portfolio Books founder and publisher Adrian Zackheim to find out what this title taught him about publishing.