E-books Detailing 2012 Presidential Campaign to be Published
A series of four e-books covering the 2012 presidential campaign will be available in electronic format, with the first e-book to be released this fall, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
Random House and Politico are teaming up to create the e-books, which will be written and published in real time.
Each e-book will be written by Mike Allen, Politico’s chief White House correspondent, and former Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas. Each e-book will contain between 20,000 and 30,000 words.
Voters typically get post-election details from inside presidential campaigns long after elections are over. Politico, however, says it is hoping to be the first to create detailed accounts of the presidential race in real time, The Monitor reports.
“The digital format gives us the opportunity to do what we have not been able to before – release our titles almost instantly. This publishing partnership will give readers a seat on the campaign bus,” Gina Centrello, president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, said in a statement to The Monitor.
“Our audience, their preference would certainly be not to wait until the end of the election,” Jim VandeHei, Politico’s executive editor, told the New York Times. “And we’re going to test how viable this is.”