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A Zuckerberg Has a New Election Book...That She Self-Published

Tuesday, November 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
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By Jon Maher (for Publishers Weekly) --

Randi Zuckerberg, the entrepreneur, investor, author of Dot., and sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has self-published Missy President, a children's book about a fourth-grade girl whose homework assignment about the 2016 presidential election goes viral.

Zuckerberg chose to self-publish the book in order to rush it out in time for the election, explained her agent, Andrew Blauner of the Blauner Books Literary Agency. The book was published on CreateSpace, according to Zuckerberg Media COO Jim Augustine, and the title is available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book. It is also the first entry in what Zuckerberg hopes will be a forthcoming series that will, she said, "introduce children to different facets of politics, government, and technology."

"As a parent, I've struggled with how to speak to my children about the election amid a sea of vitriol and negativity, especially around women and girls," Zuckerberg said. "I wanted to write a story that would encourage girls to dream big when it comes to politics, elections and serving our country—all while learning about how to be good digital citizens in the process. That's how Missy President was born."...


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