Crown Editor Sean Desmond Doubles Down on Election ’08; Signs Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe to Write Obama Book

Politico’s Michael Calderone reports that Richard Wolffe, who covered the presidential election for Newsweek, will write a book called Renegade: The Education of Barack Obama for the Crown imprint of Random House.

Sound familiar?

That’s because just yesterday the Media Mob reported that Anne Kornblut of The Washington Post had signed with Crown to do a book called Rejection: Why America Isn’t Ready for A Woman President.

Ms. Kornblut and Mr. Wolffe, who told The Observer in early October that he had plans for an election book but no contract, will both be edited by Crown’s Sean Desmond.

According to Politico, Mr. Wolffe’s book is scheduled to come out in June 2009, and will include material from Mr. Wolffe’s campaign reporting and interviews with President-elect Obama and members of his inner circle.