Hyperion to Publish John Travolta's Autobiography

Posted on October 8, 2004

Hyperion has announced plans to publish John Travolta's autobiography. The book, as yet untitled, is scheduled for publication in Fall 2006. Hyperion Editor-in-Chief Will Schwalbe negotiated the deal with Susan Crawford of the Crawford Literary Agency. Schwalbe will be the editor for the book. Hyperion retains North American, first serial, and audio rights.

John Travolta is best known for his roles in Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Look Who's Talking, Pulp Fiction, Urban Cowboy, Phenomenon, Michael, Get Shorty, The General's Daughter, Primary Colors, Broken Arrow, A Civil Action, Face/Off, Swordfish, and the soon-to-be-released Ladder 49, and Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty. In his book, Travolta will share stories from throughout his life and career.

About the upcoming book Travolta said, "I've hit a milestone this year in my life, turning fifty, and if I waited any longer I'd have to write two books! I've had such a full life that I really want to share it. Will Schwalbe, my editor at Hyperion, and I have good chemistry and I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas in writing with him."

Hyperion, which was founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction and non-fiction hardcover, trade, and mass-market paperback books for adults and includes Miramax, ESPN Books, Wenner Books, ABC Daytime Press, Hyperion East, Theia, and Hyperion AudioBooks imprints. Hyperion is the adult trade book publishing unit of ABC, Inc.

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