Ivanka Trump Foregoing Book Tour

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First daughter Ivanka Trump announced that she's foregoing plans to promote her new self-help book, citing ethics concerns. She first announced plans to write the book, entitled "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success," in June last year.

"In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project," Trump wrote on her Facebook page. "I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November."

"Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances," she said.
"I am extremely proud of this book and grateful to the many people who lent their voices and shared their stories in its pages," she continued.

According to a statement, Ivanka will keep the portion of her advance that's already been paid to her, but the unpaid portion -- about $425,000 -- will go to the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund. Any future royalties Ivanka is owed on the book will also be donated.

"Empowering women has been central to my mission throughout my career, and with my book, Women Who Work, I hope to do just that," Ivanka shared when explaining the book's mission. "The book equips readers with the best advice, tips and skills I've learned over the years from many incredible people, on subjects including identifying opportunities, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and building cultures where multidimensional women can thrive—now and in the future."

"Like many other professional women, I have juggled the demands that come with growing my family and building my businesses, and I realize that I am more fortunate than most," she added.

-Devashree Goenka