|photo: White House/Pete Souza|
"We are absolutely thrilled to continue our publishing partnership with President and Mrs. Obama," Dohle said. "With their words and their leadership, they changed the world, and every day, with the books we publish at Penguin Random House, we strive to do the same. Now, we are very much looking forward to working together with President and Mrs. Obama to make each of their books global publishing events of unprecedented scope and significance."
In addition, PRH will donate one million books in the Obama family's name to First Book, a longstanding nonprofit partner of the publisher and the Washington, D.C., partner for the 2016 White House digital education initiative, Open eBooks. The Obamas also plan to donate a significant portion of their author proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation.