I’ve waited to tell you guys about this, and I can since Publishers Weekly broke the news! I have a new book deal with an amazing human rights activist, Bob Fu. He’s been described as the “Martin Luther King” of China, and I’m honored to help him tell his story. Here is the Publishers Weekly announcement:
While you are learning more about Bob Fu, go ahead and “like” and “follow” ChinaAid and “like” and “follow” Baker Publishing Group. And while you’re at it, follow Bob on Twitter as well, but you might not always know what he’s writing about! His tweets are mostly in Chinese:
Baker Lands Fu Book
Bob Fu, the activist and founder of the nonprofit China Aid, has sold his story in a major deal to Baker Books, in Michigan. Agent Chris Park, at Foundry Literary + Media, handled the six-figure world rights deal for Fu, who drew headlines this year for his role in bringing blind dissident Chen Guangcheng to the States. Park said “aggressive bids” came in from numerous houses—Baker is a Christian publisher and a division of Baker Publishing Group—and the book is set for a November 2013 release. Park added that Fu has long been a behind-the-scenes operator in China, fighting for religious and political freedom, but with Chen Guangcheng’s situation, he landed in the spotlight. Bestselling author Nancy French will be writing the book, which Park called “part memoir, part current affairs,” with Fu.
No worries. The book will be out in next year! I’ll keep you posted about all of the book’s updates and developments. In the meantime, I’ve got a book to write, and thank you all for being so supportive of my writing projects.
This will be a good one!
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