The new imprint will encompass both children's and adult fiction and non-fiction works. Adult titles will be published in conjunction with the Gallery Books imprint and children's titles will be published in conjunction with the Little Simon, Paula Wiseman Books, and Simon Spotlight imprints. Louise Burke, President of Gallery Books and Jon Anderson, President of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced the co-publishing partnership.
"This publishing partnership with Simon & Schuster is an exciting way for me to discover and develop new books, sharing insights of my own, or from people I believe have interesting stories, philosophies or practices to share," said Jeter.
Derek Jeter brings his talent, strong work ethic and charm to anything he attaches his name to," said Louise Burke. "Jeter Publishing will allow this elite athlete to share his passions with readers of all ages and interests."
"Derek is one of the few personalities that evokes this kind of curiosity and wonderment. As a fan, it's easy to be curious about all the things he's been part of and now, through publishing, Derek will be able to curate and share some of his favorite stories," says Michael Hermann, Wicked Cow President and CEO.
Newly formed Wicked Cow Entertainment spinoff, Wicked Cow Media, will help oversee day-to-day operations and creative strategy for Jeter Publishing and be in charge of finding brand extensions for the publishing content.