Jared Kushner has signed a publishing deal for a Trump-era memoir due out in 2022.
The publisher, part of HarperCollins, says it will be a "definitive" account of the administration.
Major publishing houses have so far avoided signing Trump, an unusual situation for a former president.
Jared Kushner has secured a book deal on his time as a White House senior advisor, while former President Donald Trump struggles to land one himself, according to multiple reports.
Trump's son-in-law struck the deal with Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins, The Guardian reported. The publisher said Tuesday that Kushner's, due out in 2022, will be the "definitive" account of the Trump years.
"His book will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration, and the truth about what happened behind closed doors," the publisher said in statement, The Guardian reported.
Kushner was appointed a special advisor soon after Trump took office, and over the course of that term led high-profile, controversial projects including a COVID-19 task force and Middle East peace liaison.
He was heavily involved in the administration early in Trump's term, working on the government's response to the opioid crisis, criminal justice reform, as well as liaison with China, Mexico and Muslim-Americans.
Trump himself said last week he was "writing like crazy" in order to complete the "book of all books." He claimed to have turned down offers from two of the most prestigious publishing houses already, though he did not say which.
Sources at the five major publishing houses - Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, and Simon & Schuster - were not aware of any offer when asked by Politico.
Despite the virtual guarantee that a Trump memoir would be a bestseller, publishers are wary of trouble with fact-checking, the outlet reported, as well as a possible revolt by employees, many of whom have objected to prior book deals with Trumpworld figures.
One unnamed source at a major publisher told the outlet that it would be "too hard" to get a factually accurate book. "That would be the problem," the source reportedly said. "If he can't even admit that he lost the election, then how do you publish that?"
Moreover, publishers are concerned that their staff and stable of authors could potentially walk away in protest, the outlet reported.
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