Karl Rove in Town to Meet With Editors About Book Proposal

Karl Rove is in New York today shopping a book proposal to editors, according to two publishing sources, including one executive who is meeting with Mr. Rove during his visit. According to the sources, President Bush’s former political guru is being represented by Washington D.C. lawyer Robert Barnett, who has previously brokered huge book deals for political figures like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Tony Blair, and Alan Greenspan.

Mr. Rove—who is here with his lawyer, Michael O’Connor—is said to have meetings with editors scheduled for early next week as well. News of the book project comes just a day after it was announced that Mr. Rove will soon be regularly contributing opinion pieces to Newsweek.

When he left the White House in August, Mr. Rove confirmed that he planned to write a book, and that he was talking to Mr. Barnett.

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