Any in-house competition for the Obamas is now over, with Penguin Random House announcing that Crown will continue as the ongoing publisher of former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michele Obama.
Rachel Klayman will remain Mr. Obama’s editor, and Molly Stern will edit Mrs. Obama’s book. David Drake and Tina Constable will lead the publication strategy for both books.
Crown Publishing Group president and publisher Maya Mavjee says in the announcement, “Crown is honored to continue its publishing relationship with President Obama and Mrs. Obama, both of whom are transformative figures in today’s world. They will write deeply inspiring and illuminating books that draw upon their rich personal experience and dedicated public service. Each publication will be a historic event.”
Further details about the books, including titles and publication dates, “will be announced in the future.”