Blue Rider Press Picks Up Michael Hastings' Rejected Manuscript

Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings suffered an embarrassment over the summer when Little, Brown rejected his manuscript for The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Mr. Hastings is not a client of Andrew Wiley’s for nothing, however, and his agent has come to his rescue, moving the book to David Rosenthal’s Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press for publication in January 2012.

Mr. Hastings’ book is based on his Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General,” which provoked President Obama into firing General Stanley McChrystal. In July, a spokesperson for Little, Brown announced that its “publication plans have been cancelled due to editorial differences.” [Publishers Marketplace]