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Richard Wolffe to Publish Barack Obama Book

6.jpgMSNBC political analyst and journalist Richard Wolffe has sold an untitled book about the Barack Obama presidency to Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

Publication is set for November 16, 2010–immediately after what promises to be a contentious mid-term election season. It will follow up on Wolffe’s 2009 book, Renegade: The Making of a President.

Here’s more from the release: “[The book] will be based on exclusive and extensive interviews with President Obama and White House Staff and will be an in depth study of the Obama Administration at work… The book will have a first printing of 100,000 copies.”

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Journalist Richard Wolffe Plans New Obama Book

67422_wolffe_richard.gifJournalist Richard Wolffe hopes to publish a second book about President Barack Obama, a “fly-on-the-wall” glimpse of the presidency tentatively entitled, “30 Days: A Portrait of the White House at Work.”

The book would follow Wolffe’s (pictured via, photo by Charles Ommanney) recent title, “Renegade: The Making of a President.” According to The New Republic, Wolffe’s ICM agent Kristine Dahl explained that the proposal is one of a few Obama-related ideas being considered by the journalist. Wolffe frequently appears on MSNBC news shows like Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Hardball, and recently came under fire for not disclosing his work for the PR firm, Public Strategies.

Here’s more from Politico: “Salon’s Glenn Greenwald wrote critically of his dual roles—an issue reported on by POLITICO in June. MSNBC admitted to erring by not disclosing Wolffe’s day job to the audience… [the book proposal] calls more attention to the same conflict of interest—what does Wolffe do for Public Strategies and who is he representing, while at the same time, talking politics on cable and meeting with Obama administration officials?”

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Novel Debuts on Top of Indie Bestseller List

1403 copy.jpgDuring its debut week on the list, “The Angel’s Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon topped the Indie Bestseller List in the hardcover fiction category.

After polling hundreds of independent booksellers around the country, IndieBound released the Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, June 21, 2009. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell topped the nonfiction hardcover list. Here are the top five fiction hardcover books on the list. Nonfiction hardcover list follows after the jump…

1. ‘The Angel’s Game’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Doubleday
2. ‘Shanghai Girls’ by Lisa See, Random House
3. ‘The Scarecrow’ by Michael Connelly, Little Brown
4. ‘The Help’ Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
5. ‘Gone Tomorrow’ by Lee Child, Delacorte

UPDATE: A previous version of this post mistakenly identified ‘The Angel’s Game’ as a debut novel.

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