Atlantic has acquired Equal Power from Lib Dem politician and former minister for business and women and equalities, Jo Swinson.
Margaret Stead, publishing director at Atlantic Books, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada to Equal Power from Rowan Lawton at Furniss Lawton.
According to the publisher, Equal Power is "a call to arms for us all to challenge the persistent inequality of power between men and women". The book will "not only hold a mirror up to society and spell out the shocking scale of the problem, but will also provide practical ideas for steps that every reader can take to tackle it".
Swinson said: "The inequality of power between men and women manifests itself in the gender pay gap, rape & sexual assault, media objectification, FGM, body image pressure, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence and more. Sexism has been ingrained into society over centuries: my experience in Government taught me that we’ll only successfully tackle it when we all take action. Equal Power is a rallying cry to create a better world for our daughters and sons."
Stead said: “Jo Swinson writes from lived experience, as a politician, and a working mother. This is a book we all urgently need, which examines the gender equality divide in all areas of our society, highlighting the ongoing need for reform, while at the same time offering practical suggestions for what we can all do to work towards a fairer world for men and women.”
Atlantic will publish Equal Power in autumn 2017.