New Hillary Clinton title from S&S

New Hillary Clinton title from S&S

Simon & Schuster Inc has acquired a new title by former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The as-yet-untitled book will look back at her time in the role, “sharing key decisions and experiences”.

“Hillary Clinton has redefined the meaning of ‘trailblazer’ in every phase of her career on the world stage, as First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and notably, as an author,” said Carolyn Reidy, president and c.e.o. of Simon & Schuster, Inc. “She is widely admired by her peers in the highest levels of government in both the United States and internationally, and has become a role model for millions. “

Jonathan Karp, S&S president and publisher, who will edit the book, added: "Hillary Clinton’s extraordinary public service has given her a unique perspective on recent history and the challenges we face.

"This will be the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America’s place in the world today.”

The title will look at events such as the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the Arab Spring during Clinton’s time as Secretary of State to frame her thoughts about the history of US foreign policy and the “need for American leadershop in a changing world”.

World publishing rights in all formats were acquired by Reidy from Robert B Barnett of Williams & Connolly. It will be published in 2014. Clinton has previously published four titles with S&S: It Takes a Village; Dear Socks, Dear Buddy, An Invitation to the White House and Living History.

An S&S spokesperson said: "As we have just announced this news we will be turning to international sales soon. We understand there will be huge interest around the world."