Biteback Publishing has acquired a memoir by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The book, entitled The Briefing, will describe his time as Donald Trump’s spokesman and promises to shed "new light" on the headline-grabbing controversies of the Trump administration’s first year.
News of the book follows soaring demand in the past week for journalist Michael Wolff's exposé Fire and Fury (Little, Brown) following the president's attempts to halt its publication through legal action.
Spicer is described by Biteback as having "often jousted with the media" on behalf of Trump, most memorably when the media downplayed the size of the inauguration crowd. He left the White House when Trump brought in Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, a role the latter would occupy for only 10 days before being fired.
His book will publish on 23rd July 2018, marketed as a "crucial insider's account" that will tap into first-hand experience to reveal the truth behind Trump's controversial administration.
Spicer said: "My book is about taking the reader deep inside key events that I was at the centre of during my time at the RNC, the campaign and the White House. I am delighted to be partnering with Biteback in the UK and Ireland to tell my story in such an important market."
Olivia Beattie bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Simon Trewin and Mel Berger at WME Entertainment. Beattie said: "With his experience working at the heart of the White House, Sean Spicer is perfectly placed to give fresh insight into the inner workings of the Trump administration. Biteback are delighted to be publishing this crucial insider account."