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article imagePolitico, Random House partner to publish 2012 election e-books

By David Silverberg     Jun 27, 2011 in Business
News site Politico and publisher Random House are teaming up to release e-books on the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The first book will be available before Christmas.
The books, ranging between 20,000 and 30,000 words each, will detail the campaign trail and provide descriptive accounts of the election season. They won't be released after the election but will be available during those frenzied political months.
The series will be reported and written by Mike Allen, Politico’s chief White House Correspondent and Evan Thomas, award-winning writer and author.
“This partnership offers a chance to honor and update for a new era the tradition of great campaign narratives,” said Politico editor-in-chief John F. Harris in a press release. “Virtually every day our reporters and editors have occasion to think, ‘If only we had a way to use everything that is in our notebooks and in our heads.’ The e-book series will give us an opportunity to tell those stories in a way that is hard to do in the rush of daily business.”
A page on Politico will act as a virtual bookstore, allowing consumers to purchase both physical and digital titles directly through a range of retailers, with more specific details forthcoming.
The first book, on a topic yet to be determined, will be released before Christmas.
A new study revealed e-books are quickly becoming a popular media. The Association of American Publishers reports that "electronic books are the fastest-growing segment of the book-publishing industry," OneNewsNow reports.
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