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Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton’

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Diana Gabaldon Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

hard-choices-9781476751443_lgWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending June 15, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton: “In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted.” (June 2014)

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‘Written in My Own Heart’s Blood’ Joins iBooks Bestsellers List This Week

writteninmyheartsownbloodWritten in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon has debuted on Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 4.

Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending 6/16/14. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman and Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton also made the list this week.

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Hillary Clinton Book Tour Kicks Off in NYC Next Week

hillaryclintonFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin her national book tour for her new memoir Hard Choices at New York’s Union Square Barnes & Noble next week.

On Tuesday, June 10th, the former first lady will be signing copies of her new book at 11am. The bookseller will be distributing a limited number of wristbands beginning at 8am that morning. These will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will be limited to a one book per customer signing. Other books or memorabilia are not allowed.

Follow this link to read an excerpt of the book, in advance of the event.

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton Lands Book Deal for Memoir

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will write a new memoir for Simon & Schuster, a book focused on “key decisions and experiences as Secretary of State.”  Publication is set for 2014.

Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Carolyn ReidyJonathan Karp will edit the book for Simon & Schuster’s trade imprint. Here’s more about the book:

The yet-to-be titled book will use a number of dramatic moments during Secretary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State to frame her thoughts about the recent history of U.S. foreign policy and the urgent, ongoing need for American leadership in a changing world.  She will write about her role in, and reflections on, such recent events as the killing of Osama Bin Laden; the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya; the transitions in Iraq and Afghanistan; the Arab Spring; the pivot to the Asia-Pacific; the rise of new powers like China, Brazil, Turkey, and India; building diplomatic coalitions to deal with Iran and North Korea; and our relations with important allies around the world.

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Upcoming Book Looks at Hillary Rodham Clinton & 2016 Election

The Crown Publishing Group at Random House has acquired a new book about Hillary Rodham Clinton written by political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. The book will look at Clinton’s recent career as Secretary of State.

Here is more from the press release: “Tentatively titled HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, Allen’s and Parnes’s book will take readers behind the scenes during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State and shed new light on the inner workings of the Clinton Machine in the run-up to the 2016 election. The book will be released simultaneously as a hardcover, eBook, and Random House Audiobook.”

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Jonathan Karp to Replace David Rosenthal as Simon & Schuster Publisher

jon_karp.jpgJonathan Karp has been picked as the new publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint, replacing David Rosenthal.

UPDATE: Simon & Schuster, Inc. CEO Carolyn Reidy has confirmed the news. Her statement: “At every stage of his career [Karp] has shown a true gift for finding and making bestsellers of quality. Having competed against him to acquire books in which we were keenly interested, and then watching as he published them with great flair, I’m delighted that he will now bring his abundant editorial and publishing skills to the Simon & Schuster imprint.”

Karp (pictured, via) currently serves as publisher at Hachette’s Twelve imprint. Reidy also praised Karp’s predecessor: “For nearly 13 years David has led our eponymous imprint, furthering its storied history and tradition of excellence by publishing hundreds of bestsellers and countless critically acclaimed, award-winning books … A truly original thinker, he brought a wealth of creative and inspired ideas to the entire publishing process.”

The Simon & Schuster imprint has published some major books, with authors that include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Larry McMurtry, Mary Higgins Clark, and Bob Dylan. Last year GalleyCat reported on Karp’s remarks at a Publishers Advertising and Marketing Association luncheon. Moby Lives has some helpful context to the news.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Signs Visa Waiver Order for European Scholar

4509_ramadan_75x72.jpgLast Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a visa waiver allowing Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan (pictured, via) to enter the United States–effectively ending a court battle over Patriot Act exclusions.

In 2006, PEN, the ACLU, the American Association of University Professors, and the American Academy of Religions sued when the Department of Homeland security cited a “a Patriot Act provision barring those who ‘endorse or espouse terrorism’” as the basis for revoking Ramadan’s visa. Despite the fact he had condemned terrorism, the visa problem prevented him taking a tenured position at the University of Notre Dame.

Ramadan had this statement: “I am very pleased with the decision to end my exclusion from the United States after almost six years … I want to thank all the institutions and individuals who have supported me and worked to end unconstitutional ideological exclusion over the years. I am very happy and hopeful that I will be able to visit the United States very soon and to once again engage in an open, critical and constructive dialogue with American scholars and intellectuals.”

PEN president Kwame Anthony Appiah applauded the action in a statement: “[It] sends an important signal about our country’s commitment to preserving a free and open exchange of information and ideas with the rest of the world…At a time when a number of countries seem intent on limiting the access of their own citizens to the international conversation, it is especially crucial for the United States of America to take a strong and clear stand against censorship at the border.”