I B Tauris has commissioned Beirut-based journalist and historian Sami Moubayed to write an “inside account” of the Islamic State movement (ISIS/ISIL).
I B Tauris acquired world rights for the title, tentatively titled Inside the New Jihad, directly from the author.
Joanna Godfrey, senior editor for History and Current Affairs at I B Tauris, said: “Sami Moubayed is the ideal author to shed more light on the current crisis. Sami is an experienced Arab journalist based in the region. His extensive research and local knowledge, combined with an unrivalled access, will make this a unique and more complete picture of the ISIS movement.”
She also said that she expects extensive American and foreign rights interest at Frankfurt Book Fair.
Moubayed has been studying developments in the region for 20 years and has developed connections in a world that is not usually accessible to western journalists and writers. The book will contain insider interviews with senior individuals within the IS organisation, as well as with military and intelligence sources.
I B Tauris will publish the book in early 2015.
In September, William Collins signed a title exploring the growth of the Islamic State by Jessica Stern and J M Berger, which will be published in January 2015.