Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The bookshop-friendly President

Good news: someone is publishing Barack Obama’s moving victory speech. Random House are publishing in the US and Canongate in the UK. It will be published in the second week of December which means that the President-elect could find himself with three titles in the UK bestsellers. The new book will include eight other speeches, in addition to “Yes we can”. Meanwhile, Obama’s Dreams from my Father and The Audacity of Hope have now sold approaching 150,000 in the UK. Canongate Publisher Jamie Byng says the initial printing of the new title will be around 50,000 copies. Surely this must make Obama the most bookshop-friendly President ever to take up office.

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