Barack Obama delays book release to coincide with 2020 election and beat Michelle's Becoming success

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Barack Obama is keen to outdo the success of his wife's 2018 book with his forthcoming release from Penguin Random House.

Publishers hoped to get the former US President's memoir out this year but it's reported the so far unnamed book will be held back until 2020 when the presidential election buzz is at its height.

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The Atlantic reported that Obama is feeling especially competitive after Michelle's Becoming memoir was the biggest of last year and could become the best-selling autobiography ever after shifting 10 million copies.

Anonymous sources who claim to have spoken to Obama about his memoir in the works told the publication 'he'll occasionally point out in conversation that he's writing this book himself, while Michelle used a ghostwriter'.

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The two-term White House residents together got a $65million advance in deal for their books but 'the writing has been going more slowly than he'd expected', The Atlantic reports.

Of course the former POTUS had success with his literature even before he was elected the American leader in 2008. In 1995 he put out Dreams From My Father and in 2006 The Audacity of Hope.

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Both went on to become bestsellers and in Becoming Michelle touches on Obama needed complete solitude to complete his books, at one point renting a home in Bali to get the job done while his family stayed in the US.

In March 2017 he reportedly had legal pads to help his writing shipped to where he was staying on Marlon Brando’s old French Polynesia island.

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But The Atlantic reports Obama may be taking his time penning the book to make the most of the 2020 presidential election.

With good planning his promotion of the memoir could take into consideration the primaries and which candidate looks likely to help the Democrat nominee succeed next November.

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