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The 2016 race is good for book deals. Bernie Sanders’s isn’t the only one to spring from the trail.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is penning a book partly reflecting on his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.  (Craig Ruttle/AP)

Bernie Sanders is writing a book reflecting on his failed but unexpectedly strong run for the Democratic presidential nomination, its publisher announced today. “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” will come out  Nov. 15, publishing imprint Thomas Dunne said.

That’s a bit early for a book that’s part campaign memoir (it’s also Sanders’s “ideas for continuing a [progressive] political revolution,” per the publisher). But it’s hardly alone. The Vermont senator isn’t the only one with a book to hawk thanks to the wild ride that’s been the 2016 presidential race — and it’s not even past the primary phase! Among the ink (digital and actual) spilling from the trail:

Corey Lewandowski, the former aide to GOP nominee Donald Trump, reportedly got, then lost, a deal with HarperCollins to write an insider’s account of the real estate mogul’s unlikely rise. And Megyn Kelly of FOX News promises that her memoir, also due on bookshelves in November, titled “Settle For More,” will chronicle not just life and loves, but her own Year of The Donald.

The colorful Trump, too, has created a bit of a cottage industry: books on the presumptive GOP nominee include kids’ reads (comedian Michael Ian Black’s “A Child’s First Book of Trump” and naughty adult coloring books, along with more traditional fare, like including “Trump Revealed” by Washington Post reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher, due out next month.

Sanders’s agent, Alexandria, Va.-based attorney Ronald Goldfarb, says he’s not surprise by the glut of Trump tomes. Sanders’s book, he said, would be a chance for the onetime candidate to lay out his vision in a comprehensive way he couldn’t in the confines of a stump speech. “In a book, you have a chance to offer nuance and history,” he says.

And timing, of course, is always key. “It was important for the publisher to publish soon, while it’s on everyone’s minds.”