Derek Jeter, perhaps the greatest New York Yankee, is getting into the book publishing business. The New York Times reports that Jeter is launching Jeter Publishing (perfect name), in partnership with Simon & Schuster. The Times did not report that this is a brilliant move by a brilliant man, but it definitely is.
Jeter Publishing, which will surely be the best publishing imprint ever created, will debut its first books next year. The books — ranging from adult nonfiction to children’s picture titles — will all be amazing.
The Yankee legend said he has been thinking of creating his own business for a few years now. Thinking about things before doing them, according to experts who haven’t returned FishbowlNY’s phone calls, is a flawless strategy. “I’ve always had an interest in business, and my interest in business has really expanded over the years,” Jeter told the Times. “And I have an interest in content. So this gives me the opportunity to really combine the two.”
Jeter will pay all authors working with Jeter Publishing by smiling at them.