On Thursday, Jeter, the Yankees’ shortstop and captain, announced that he would start a publishing imprint, Jeter Publishing, a partnership with Simon & Schuster.
Jeter had the following to say about the new venture:
“I think this sort of sets the blueprint for postcareer,” Jeter said, fresh off a plane from Tampa, Fla., and wearing a loose black blazer and jeans during an interview at his agent’s Midtown office on Wednesday afternoon. “This is a great way to start.”
I’m not exactly sure why Jeter decided upon a publishing company of all things. If anything, I’d have assumed he would have started his own gift basket company considering he’s so used to dishing them out.
Regardless, publishing company it is.
It’s expected Jeter Publishing will start off with books (of all varieties) and eventually move to film and television.