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President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama sign book deal with Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House acquired world rights to the books, and worldwide sales are expected to be significantly great

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Washington, March 1, 2017: In a significant deal, the forthcoming books by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will be published by Penguin Random House.

The announcement was made by the publisher late on Tuesday night, following an intense and much-anticipated auction among several prominent publishers.

Represented by Robert Barnett and Deneen Howell of Williams and Connolly (one of America’s premiere litigation firms), the terms of the agreement were not disclosed by the Obamas.

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Publishing industry insiders, however, expect this deal to be among the highest made till date, stretching into tens of millions of dollars.

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our publishing partnership with President and Mrs Obama. With their words and their leadership, they changed the world, and every day, with the books we publish at Penguin Random House, we strive to do the same,” the Chief Executive of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, said in a statement.

“Now, we are very much looking forward to working together with President and Mrs Obama to make each of their books global publishing events of unprecedented scope and significance,” he added.

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Penguin Random House acquired world rights to the books, and worldwide sales are expected to be significantly great.

The Obamas plan to donate a portion of their advances to charity, it was revealed.

The publisher also plans to donate one million books in the Obama family’s name to First Book, a Penguin Random House nonprofit partner, and the Washington-based partner for the 2016 White House digital education initiative, Open eBooks. (IANS)

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International Book Fair, Indian Authors Are Set To Take The Stage at Abu Dhabi

A roster of hand-picked Indian performers will also showcase classical music, traditional dances and Punjabi folk songs.

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Among the Indian authors who will be gracing the ADIBF stage is India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Navdeep Suri, who will be launching his book, "Inked in Blood and Spirit of Freedom". Pixabay

Celebrated Indian authors are set to take the stage as the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) opens for its 29th edition from Wednesday, the media reported on Monday.

With India as its guest of honour this year, the ADIBF will be showcasing the richness of the country’s culture, as well as its diversity, throughout the fair’s run from Wednesday to April 30 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Khaleej Times reported.

Among the Indian authors who will be gracing the ADIBF stage is India’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Navdeep Suri, who will be launching his book, “Inked in Blood and Spirit of Freedom”.

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Also on the list is Abu Dhabi-based writer Deepak Unnikrishnan, who will discuss his book “To Remember, I Invented People” that revolves around the people who raised him. Pixabay

The book serves as the English translation of his grandfather’s famous poem “Khooni Baisakhi”, which was based on how he witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, 1919.

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy is slated to speak about her new book “Wake Up, Life Is Calling”.

Also on the list is Abu Dhabi-based writer Deepak Unnikrishnan, who will discuss his book “To Remember, I Invented People” that revolves around the people who raised him.

Smita Pant, a representative of the Indian Embassy, said: “We are thrilled to be the guest of honour at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. This partnership is reflective of the historical ties we enjoy with the Arab world.

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The book serves as the English translation of his grandfather’s famous poem “Khooni Baisakhi”, which was based on how he witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, 1919. Pixabay

“We will be bringing a delegation of more than 100 members with us… and India will also have the biggest pavilion at this year’s event.”

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A roster of hand-picked Indian performers will also showcase classical music, traditional dances and Punjabi folk songs.

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Popular pop singer Jasbir Jassi, folk music group Kutle Khan and singer-songwriter Harpreet are just some of the personalities who will be at event. (IANS)