Macmillan Publishing has just bid $60 million dollars a multi-book contract to Joe and Jill Biden. Biden’s memoir is currently untitled and no release date was announced. Flatiron, a Macmillan imprint, is calling the book “the story of not just a politician, but of a father, grandfather, friend and husband.”
In a statement, Flatiron said, “We’re so deeply honored to be the publisher of these books by Vice President and Dr. Biden. The vice president’s book promises to give us all a deeper understanding of recent political history, but it will clearly also be a book about the values that have given the vice president strength in both good times and bad.”
Political memoirs have a habit of never earning back the massive advances that are given out. Bidens book deal is $5 million less than the one the Obamas signed from Penguin Random House in late 2016.
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