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Do You ‘C’ Any Typos in Tout for Book by Obama PolitiCal Chief?

Obama political advisor David Axelrod is trying to promote his new book. He might want to have a long conversation with his publicist.

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Here at The Cable, we know all too well of the Challenges in the Competitive world of publishing. But we have to wonder what the Conversation will Consist of when the White House Contemplates a press release today by a publiCist for a new book by David Axelrod, the longtime political guru and Campaign advisor to President Obama. Can you “C” the typo? Bonus: You get two Chances to “C” it.

Dear Editor,
I’m reaching out regarding BELIEVER: My Forty Years in Politics by David Axelrod, which we are proud to publish on February 10th (exactly 8 years after Senator Barak Obama stood on the steps of the Old Capitol Building in Springfield and announced he was running for president of the United States).   This is a powerful and inspiring memoir by one of the greatest political strategists in recent American history.  Due to a strict embargo, I am not able to send a review copy at this time but will do so when they are available in February.  I wanted to contact you sooner rather than later, though, to make sure this is on your radar and to let you know we will send a copy as soon as we can.

No other person, except perhaps for Barak Obama, knows exactly what it took to make that announcement possible, and what it took to get a relatively unknown African-American junior Senator from Chicago to the White House. A trusted friend and advisor to the President for over 25 years, David Axelrod has no peer when it comes to knowing how to get people elected.  He has helped redefine the techniques by which modern political campaigns are run.  InBeliever, Axelrod pulls back the curtain for the first time on exactly how the campaign of a lifetime came to be.  His deep insight into the way Washington works (and doesn’t work) – and his even deeper understanding of this president– offers readers a palpable new portrait of the democratic process as it has come to be.

Please let me know if you are interested in a review copy of this important memoir.  Axelrod is also signing bookplates for everyone who preorders a copy:  http://thepenguinpress.com/2014/12/preorder-believer-by-david-axelrod/

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Lara Jakes is the deputy managing editor of news for Foreign Policy magazine and a former war correspondent, Baghdad bureau chief and award-winning senior national security and diplomatic writer for The Associated Press. She's a 1995 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband. @larajakesFP

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