James Comey Lands Book Deal, Publication Set for Next Spring

The former FBI director says the book is about leadership and decision making.

August 2, 2017 3:22 pm
Former FBI director James Comey. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Former FBI Director James Comey has a book deal with Flatiron Books that is scheduled for publication next spring.

Flatiron Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Comey will be writing a book about leadership and decision making. The book will draw on his career in government and the experiences that make him one of the FBI’s best-known and most controversial FBI heads in recent time.

The book will include the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and allegations of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports ABC Newsbut it will also include yet-unheard anecdotes from his “long and distinguished career.”

Trump fired Comey in May. Comey later testified before Congress that Trump asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn. He also said that he kept memos about his meetings with the president.

Financial terms were not discussed, but several publishers bid for the book, and three officials (who asked to not be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the book) said that the auction topped $2 million. Comey was represented by Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin.

Comey has been praised and criticized by both political parties during his two decades of service. He was appointed as FBI director by President Barack Obama in 2013.

The book is currently untitled.

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