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AP NewsBreak: Joe and Jill Biden get multi-book deal

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/5/2017 By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden wave after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Flatiron Books said Wednesday, April 5, 2017, that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” 2016, when his son Beau died and he decided against running for president. The book is currently untitled and no release date was announced. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden wave after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Flatiron Books said Wednesday, April 5, 2017, that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” 2016, when his son Beau died and he decided against running for president. The book is currently untitled and no release date was announced. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — First the Obamas, now the Bidens. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have book deals.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk along the colonnades of the White House in Washington before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. Flatiron Books said Wednesday, April 5, that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” 2016, when his son Beau died and he decided against running for president. The book is currently untitled and no release date was announced. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill walk along the colonnades of the White House in Washington before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. Flatiron Books said Wednesday, April 5, that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden’s first book will “explore one momentous year,” 2016, when his son Beau died and he decided against running for president. The book is currently untitled and no release date was announced. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will release two books by Joe Biden and one by Jill. Joe Biden's first book will "explore one momentous year," when his son Beau died in 2015 and he decided against running for president. The memoir is currently untitled and no release date was announced. Flatiron, a Macmillan imprint, is calling the book "the story of not just a politician, but of a father, grandfather, friend and husband."

"We're so deeply honored to be the publisher of these books by Vice President and Dr. Biden," Flatiron president and publisher said in a statement. "The Vice President's book promises to give us all a deeper understanding of recent political history, but it will clearly also be a book about the values that have given the Vice President strength in both good times and bad."

Flatiron did not provide details about the two other books it acquired or about financial terms. Two publishing officials with knowledge of negotiations said bidding went at least into seven figures. The officials were not authorized to discuss negotiations and asked not to be identified.

In late February, former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, jointly agreed to book deals with Crown, a Penguin Random House imprint.

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