Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump has a new book deal set for release early 2022. Broadside Books, responsible for the publishing of the yet untitled book, says, “His book will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration — and the truth about what happened behind closed doors,”
Kushner was one of Trump’s top advisers and has played a major part in Trump’s policies. He is expected to write about everything starting from the Middle East to criminal justice reform to the pandemic. Kushner has also been the subject of numerous controversies.
The signing on of Kushner comes during an ongoing debate within the book industry. There is a back-and-forth over which Trump officials, notably Trump himself, can be taken on without starting a revolt at the publishing house. Hundreds of Simon & Schuster employees and thousands from outside the company already signed a petition this spring condemning the publisher’s decision to sign up former Vice President Mike Pence.
CEO of Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, was confronted when he said he felt the company had a mission to hear opposing sides of political debates. He also said he did not want to publish Donald Trump’s book of 2015, “Crippled America” through the Simon & Schuster imprint Threshold Editions, as he felt the former president would not provide an honest account of his time in office.
Trump claims to be “writing like crazy,” and claims he has turned down two publishing offers. This is much disputed within the publishing industry.