May 17, 2006

Bill Clinton agrees to book deal with Knopf

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton has
agreed to write a book on citizen activism and service to be
published by Alfred A. Knopf in a follow-up to his best-selling
memoir of 2004.

The book publisher announced the deal on Wednesday, saying
the book would come out in late 2007 or early 2008, when his
wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, may be starting her own run at the
presidency. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The book would discuss the work of the philanthropic
Clinton Foundation, which Clinton founded after he left the
White House in January 2001, and similar work performed by
famous and unsung people around the globe, Knopf said.

Clinton's first book after leaving the White House, "My
Life," has sold more than 2 million copies in the United States
and has been published in more than 30 other countries, Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf is the flagship imprint of the Knopf
Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc., whose parent
company is Bertelsmann AG, the German media giant.