Yankees' Derek Jeter is getting in the book publishing business

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Derek Jeter already has his eyes on a post-retirement business venture. (USATSI)
Derek Jeter already has his eyes on a post-retirement business venture. (USATSI)

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Yankees shortstop, captain and legend Derek Jeter isn't yet done playing baseball quite yet, but already he's beginning to lay the groundwork for his life after the game. As the New York Times reports, Jeter has announced that he'll be launching his own publishing venture, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Writes Julie Bosman:

The publishing imprint will include nonfiction books for adults, like biographies and titles on business and lifestyle; children's picture books; middle-grade fiction; and books for young children who are just learning to read. Jeter suggested the book enterprise might lead to other ways of presenting content, like films or television.

Jeter Publishing, whose first books are expected to be released in 2014, might provide a partial answer to fans who have wondered what Jeter's plans after baseball might entail.

Jeter, of course, is more than a ballplayer. He's a future first-ballot Hall of Famer; he's a prominent figure in the media capital of the world; he has a fairly spotless image off the field; and he's intelligent, telegenic, composed, etc. In other words, Jeter, with his reputation, appeal and resources, could do pretty much whatever he wants after he retires from baseball. This sounds like as good a place to start his post-baseball life as any.

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