Donald Trump will publish a new book, currently untitled, with Threshold Editions on October 27. Consistent with his presidential campaign, “Trump will outline how a crippled America could be restored to greatness,” the publisher reports. “The book will explore Trump’s view on key issues including the economy, big CEO salaries and taxes, healthcare, education, national security, and social issues. Of particular interest will be his vision for complete immigration reform, beginning with securing the borders and putting American workers first.” Trump adds, “I am excited to announce that work on my new bestseller is almost done…. Not since The Art of the Deal have I had this much fun writing a book.” (Nonetheless, the book sounds similar to Trump’s last book, Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!, which Regnery published in 2011 — when it had one week on the NYT extended hardcover list at No. 27 — and just reissued less than a month ago in an updated version. But the Threshold is said to be completely new material.)
Threshold acquired world rights, from Byrd Leavell and Scott Waxman at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency and Bill Zanker at The Learning Annex. (Zanker had co-authored Trump’s THINK BIG AND KICK BUTT — IN BUSINESS AND LIFE, which was represented by Larry Kirshbaum, now at Waxman Leavell.)
In other forthcoming book news, Candlewick announced the title — and released the jacket — for two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo‘s April 2016 release: RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE. They also announced a US first printing of 400,000 copies.
Open Road Integrated Media has hired Paul Slavin as president, starting immediately. Previously he was evp, ceo of Everyday Health, and before that spent 33 years at ABC News, most recently as svp, news media. Slavin will oversee day-to-day operations of Open Road, and reports to ceo Jane Friedman. (The previous top operations executive, chief operating officer Chris Davis, left the company in the spring.)
At the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s annual meeting on Friday, Fran Toolan of Firebrand was named with recipient of their Industry Champion Award.
At Yale University Press, Joe Calamia has been promoted to senior editor for science and technology; Sarah Miller will be editor for language, literature, and the performing arts; and Jaya Aninda Chatterjee moves up to associate editor for world history, geopolitics, and international relations.
Jackie Collins, 77, died Saturday from complications of breast cancer, after a private six-year battle with the disease. She “chose to keep her illness almost entirely to herself, confiding primarily in her three daughters”, according to People. Collins’ novels, including THE STUD (1969) HOLLYWOOD WIVES (1983) and most recently, THE SANTANGELOS, published this past June, sold more than 500 million copies worldwide. St. Martin’s president and publisher Sally Richardson said in a statement that Collins was “an innovator whose creativity, fearlessness and wicked sense of humor entertained millions of readers around the globe. She took great pride in writing ‘kick-ass heroines’ who took readers on a wild ride. We were thrilled and honored to go on that journey with Jackie.”
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet C.K. Williams, 78, died Sunday at his home in Hopewell, NJ. The cause was multiple myeloma.