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White House Videographer Arun Chaudhary Inks Book Deal

White House videographer Arun Chaudhary has landed a book deal with Henry Holt & Company’s Times Books division. The book is slated for a summer 2012 release.

Chaudhary will tell the story of how he went from teaching at New York University professor to documenting Barack Obama‘s presidency. Editor Serena Jones negotiated the deal with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth literary agent Bridget Wagner.

In the announcement, Chaudhary said the book will focus on “the interplay of art, media, and politics through the prism of the historic Obama campaign and presidency … You won’t learn what the President eats for breakfast, but you will find out what makes space hero Buzz Aldrin mad in a staff van at 8 a.m.”

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David Gessner Successfully Targeted Barack Obama in Book Video

Author David Gessner recently targeted President Barack Obama in a book video. In the video embedded above, he shared five reasons on why the President should read his book, My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism.

According to The Boston Globe, it worked (with a little help from a newspaper column). Obama’s two young daughters, Sasha and Malia, were reportedly seen carrying a bag full of books that included Gessner’s nonfiction title.

What book would you recommend to the president?

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Niko Pfund Named President of Oxford University Press

Niko Pfund has made the jump from acting president to president of Oxford University Press (OUP USA).

Here’s more from the release: “As President, Pfund will manage day-to-day operations for OUP USA, while working within OUP’s new Global Academic Publishing framework, which includes global functions in Sales and Marketing (headed by Al Lewis and Colleen Scollans); Digital/Reference (Casper Grathwohl); Strategy Management, Content Operations, and IT (Catherine Pearce); and Business Development (Dave Bowers).”

Pfund received his education at Amherst College. He joined New York University Press in 1990 and ascended to the positions of director of the press and editor-in-chief. At OUP, he started off as an editorial assistant in law and social science.

Former Sarah Palin Aide To Publish Memoir in May

Former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey has landed a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books. His memoir, Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin, will be released on May 24th.

Bailey became close to former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during her gubernatorial campaign; he remained in her inner circle  during John McCain‘s presidential race. He co-wrote the memoir along with author Ken Morris and Mudflats blogger Jeanne Devon. On her site, Devon revealed that the three writers spent two years on this project.

Bailey had this statement in the press release: “I write because I am convinced that Sarah’s priorities and personality are not only ill-suited to head a political party or occupy national office, but would lead to a disaster of, well, biblical proportions.”

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