PRESS RELEASE from Random
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katie Wainwright
VP, Executive Director of Publicity
TO PUBLISH NEW BOOK
THAT OUTLINES BARACK OBAMA'S
VISION FOR AMERICA
WITH A FOREWORD BY BARACK OBAMA
Monday, August 11, 2008 - New York, NY - Crown Publishers has acquired
world rights to CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew
America's Promise. The book will describe and explain how Senator
Obama will change Washington and what that change will mean to the
American people. To be published by Crown's paperback imprint,
Three Rivers Press, CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN will be written by the
staff of Obama for America, with a foreword by Barack Obama.
Publication is scheduled for September 9, 2008.
Random House Audio will release the audio version simultaneous to the
book's release, and the e-book version will be released one day prior,
on September 8, 2008.
In his foreword, Barack Obama will discuss his agenda for change and
his views on the importance of this election. Part One of the book will
offer bold and specific ideas about how to fix our ailing economy and
strengthen the middle class, make healthcare affordable for all,
achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous
world. Part Two of the book will include seven of the key speeches
delivered by Obama in the course of this historic campaign, among them
the declaration of his candidacy for President; his victory speech
after the Iowa caucus; his speech on race in America, "A More Perfect
Union"; and his address to the people of Berlin.
CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN will be the essential guide for anyone who
wants to learn more about how Barack Obama will tackle our nation's
Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the
United States. He is the junior U.S. senator from Illinois and the
author of Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father, both #1
bestsellers, which combined have more than four million copies in print.
Obama for America is the official campaign for Barack Obama's bid for
the White House. With offices in fifty states, the campaign is the
largest grassroots effort in American political history, with tens of
thousands of active volunteers and more than five million supporters on
their e-mail list.
Of the acquisition Crown President Jenny Frost said: "We are proud to
have published two bestselling books by Barack Obama and are thrilled
to have the
opportunity to continue to work with his campaign on such an important
and inspiring book at this critical moment in our country."
Jenny Frost negotiated the deal with Robert B. Barnett of Williams
& Connolly. Crown acquired world, audio, and e-book rights.
Executive editor Rachel Klayman will be the editor on the book.
Crown Publishers is a division of Random House, Inc.