Gallery Books to Publish Book by Mackenzie Ziegler

NEW YORK, May 12, 2017 – Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish MACKENZIE’S RULES FOR LIFE: How to be Happy, Healthy, and Dance to Your Own Beat by Mackenzie Ziegler, it was announced today by Jennifer Bergstrom, Publisher.

In MACKENZIE’S RULES FOR LIFE, the 12-year old professional dancer, singer, actress, model, clothing designer, and YouTube star will share her advice with her young fans on how to be happy, healthy, and confident in all aspects of their lives. An inspirational, upbeat advice book for young girls navigating their tween years, Mackenzie will share what she’s learned from her personal experiences on topics ranging from friendship, family, courage and confidence, fitness, personal style, travel, boys, and positivity.

Mackenzie got her start in 2011 on the popular Lifetime reality show Dance Moms. Since then, she’s built a following of over 14 million on social media, released a #1 album on iTunes, and sold out concerts throughout the United States. Complete with fun sidebars, quizzes, DIY projects, and lists of her favorite things, Mackenzie’s book will offer her fans answers to the questions they ask her daily on social media, all written with Mackenzie’s signature sunny outlook and playful attitude.

“Mackenzie has already accomplished so much in her short career, and she’s done it all with a positive attitude that is inspiring to others. She is a great role model to her fans,” said Bergstrom.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be able to share my story!  Growing up and trying to find your way in this world can be tough.  I am still figuring it out myself!  I hope that by sharing my journey I can inspire young people everywhere to find a positive outlook, to be courageous with your dreams, and to always be yourself.  We are in this together!” said Ziegler.

Editor Natasha Simons acquired North American & Open Market rights from Mel Berger at WME. MACKENZIE’S RULES FOR LIFE is scheduled for publication in Summer 2018.

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GALLERY BOOKS is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in February 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, Five Presidents by Clint Hill, Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous, Insidious by Catherine Coulter, Binge by Tyler Oakley, Selp Helf by Miranda Sings, Turning the Tables by Teresa Giudice, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.

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