The cash value of President-elect Biden's normality will be tested next year with a bookstore battle among Washington journalists who are competing to capture 46's backstory, inside skinny and cast of characters.
What's new: Axios has learned that Ben Schreckinger, a long-form writer who works the "Biden Inc." beat at Politico, has signed a deal with prestige publisher Twelve to write a Biden family book aimed for the second half of 2021.
- "Schreck" aims to bring encyclopedic knowledge to the family saga — highs and lows, tragedy and heartbreak, and largely unexamined things they've been up to behind the scenes, with an emphasis on business interests.
- WashPost book critic Carlos Lozada, who chronicled shelves full of Trump books, quipped: "Nothing feels like turning the page on the Trump presidency quite like seeing book deals about the Biden administration."
Already out: The New Yorker's Evan Osnos beat the rush with a stocking stuffer that dropped Oct. 27, "Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now."
What's next: A couple of other hot Biden projects will be unveiled soon.