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Foreign Policy Invades Kindle with New eBook

Foreign Policy (FP) announced yesterday the publication’s first leap into the wild, new world of eBooks.  Both a brand-building exercise and experiment with new revenue channels, the publication if offering their real-time book  “Revolution in the Arab World” through the Kindle bookstore and via their website for $4.99. 

FP EIC Susan Glasser, who co-edited the eBook, says the idea is to “help readers understand the upheaval in the Mideast – as it’s happening.”

Glasser’s co-editors for “Revolution in the Arab World” were FP managing editor Blake Hounshell and George Washington University professor Marc Lynch, the co-editor of The Mideast Channel on  There are contributions from authors ranging from noted Egyptian writers Issandr El Amrani and Ashraf Khalil to bestselling authors such as Robert Kaplan and leading U.S. policy experts like Aaron David Miller.

We’re told FP hopes to sell 10,000 copies of their 217-page publication.   To get the news, views and insight into the upheaval in the Arab world as it’s happening, check out FP’s “Revolution in the Arab World” on Kindle here or on here.

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Foreign Policy Forges On…

Every once in a while we get our hands on an internal memo that isn’t about layoffs or salary cuts…

Is it as newsworthy? Probably not, but the doom and gloom is starting to wear on me so congrats to FP on their continued successes. Susan Glasser’s memo obtained by FBDC below:

From: Susan Glasser
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:34 PM
To: Foreign Policy
Subject: what a week

Hi all… just a quick note to congratulate everyone on the exciting convergence of our biggest issue ever of Foreign Policy the print magazine (168 great pages) and the biggest traffic yet on the new (1 million page views and counting in the last few days). It’s a terrific achievement for everyone, and reflects the broad range of ways FP is providing distinctive, original writing, reporting and analysis about the world – from Tomas van Houtryve‘s powerful North Korea photo essay now making its viral way around the Diggs and Reddits of the web to the Next Big Thing package and Robert Kaplan‘s “Revenge of Geography” essay to a ton of unique web content, including Phil Zelikow‘s revelation in the Shadow Government blog that the Bush White House tried to destroy his memo objecting to torture and Evgeny Morozov‘s terrific debut with Net Effect just in time for the Twitter revolution that was (or wasn’t) in Moldova. So congrats to all on the great behind-the-scenes effort that makes this happen every day…