(FreedomBeacon.com)- Some of the top publishing companies in the country are claiming they don’t want to work with former President Donald Trump on a book about his White House memoirs.
But this week, the former president said he actually has turned down book deal offers from “two of the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses” in the U.S.
In a statement he released Tuesday, Trump said:
“Two of the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses have made very substantial offers, which I rejected. That doesn’t mean I won’t accept them sometime in the future, as I have started writing the book.”
Politico reported recently that many of the major American publishing companies are wary of working with Trump to publish a book. The media organization said the companies are particularly concerned about whether what Trump will put in the book will actually be factual.
The media outlet says it reached out to some of the leading officials at the “Big Five” publishing companies to see whether book deal offers had been made to Trump. Politico said the sources they spoke to weren’t aware of a book deal being offered to Trump, and many said they wouldn’t be interested in working with him if the former president began looking for a publishing house.
Those “Big Five” companies include Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Random House.
Still, Trump says he’s turned down two books deals already. Accepting a deal at this point isn’t really a priority either, Trump said, as he’s “writing like crazy anyway,” and “when the time comes, you’ll see the book of all books.”
Trump also suggested that when the time comes that he’s ready for a book deal, any publishing house would be interested because of the likely profit the book could bring.
He wrote in his statement:
“If my book will be the biggest of them all, and with 39 books written or being written about me, does anybody really believe that they are above making a lot of money? Some of the biggest sleezebags on earth run these companies. No morals, no nothing, just the bottom line.”
Nowadays, it’s not even really necessary to find a major publishing house to sell a book. While having a major publishing house certainly helps, it’s not as important for someone as well-known as Trump as it would be for an author who isn’t as prominent in the public eye.
Donald Trump Jr., for example, self-published his own book “Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Defense of the Indefensible.” So, it’s very possible his father could go the same route and decide to self-publish his book.
The elder Trump already has experience as an author. He’s written more than a dozen books. In 1987, his book “The Art of the Deal” was published by Random House.
So, it’s also possible that Trump’s former contacts at Random House would be interested in coming back around for another turn.