Melinda Gates Forms Nonfiction Book Imprint, Moment of Lift

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 7, 2021 Updated: October 7, 2021

NEW YORK—Melinda French Gates, already one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, will now take on the job of publisher.

Gates has formed a nonfiction imprint with Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan. The imprint, announced Tuesday by Macmillan, is called Moment of Lift Books and will launch with three releases about women and girls, starting in 2023.

Planned releases include a book on refugee women by Jina Krause-Vilmar, president and CEO of Upwardly Global, and “Radical Inclusion,” a book about allowing pregnant women to attend school in Sierra Leone, by the country’s minister of basic and senior secondary education, David Moinina Sengeh.