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Derek Jeter is Launching an Imprint

simonBaseball player Derek Jeter has partnered with Simon & Schuster to introduce a new imprint called Jeter Publishing.

The imprint will release a wide variety of books including adult non-fiction titles, children’s picture books, middle grade fiction, and children’s books. The adult titles will be co-published with Gallery Books. The children’s titles will be co-published with the Little Simon, Paula Wiseman Books, and Simon Spotlight imprints.

Here are more details from the press release:

With Jeter Publishing, Derek Jeter will identify and help create sports-related non-fiction and fiction that appeals to audiences ranging from children who look up to him as a role-model to sports-savvy adults who have been witness to his remarkable career. Jeter Publishing will also publish books featuring interesting personalities and themes in sports, pop-culture, and other arts.

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Abrams Acquires Derek Jeter Book From The New York Times

Abrams has acquired the title, Derek Jeter: From the Pages of The New York Times, highlighting the career of the New York Yankees’ captain and shortstop, Derek Jeter. The title is due for release in March 2011.

Abrams’ editor-in-chief Eric Himmel negotiated the deal with the New York Times’ editorial director, Alex Ward. The book will carry a $29.95 price tag and contain 100 color photographs.

The press release had more: “Derek Jeter draws upon more than 5,000 news articles and features from The New York Times by the paper’s superb sports reporters, columnists, and photographers, past and present, including Dave Anderson, Fred R. Conrad, Jack Curry, Chang Lee, Buster Olney, Barton Silverman, and George Vecsey, as well as Tyler Kepner, who has written the introduction. The book is filled with entertaining stories, penetrating insights, and the voices of not only Jeter himself, but also George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, Alex Rodriguez, and a host of players.”