The terms of Karl Rove’s contract with Newsweek: It’s a 2-year-deal, 8 columns per year and 16 overall.
A Newsweek spokeswoman confirmed this to Media Mob; editor Jon Meacham had let it slip out on Feb. 7, when a Columbia J-school student asked him about Mr. Rove (and right before Mr. Meacham asked an Read More
Time magazine lifer Priscilla Painton, who was named editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint yesterday, will edit Karl Rove’s forthcoming memoirs, according to The Politico.
Ms. Painton, who was deputy managing editor of Time until she quit this past October in search of a "second act," has known Mr. Rove Read More
After weeks of speculation, it’s finally official: Karl Rove’s memoirs will be published by Threshold Editions, the conservative-minded imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books overseen by GOP strategist Mary Matalin.
Earlier this week, Mr. Rove and his representative in the deal, DC lawyer Robert Barnett, were deciding between Threshold and Free Press, another Read More
Karl Rove, with his latest Wall Street Journal op-ed, becomes one of the countless political observers to bemoan the excessively lengthy presidential campaign process. He (and everyone else before him) clearly has a point. But he also invokes some familiar and misleading history to make his case: Read More
The reason Karl Rove’s memoirs do not have a publisher a full week after the auction ended last Wednesday is that Mr. Rove and his representative, DC lawyer Robert Barnett, want to meet with the publishers who are pursuing the book and are running into scheduling difficulties because of the holidays, according to a publishing Read More
Karl Rove’s memoir, whose rights will be auctioned beginning today, should fetch around $3 million, according to an unnamed publisher who plans to bid on it and spoke to The New York Post‘s Keith Kelly.
That would be significantly less than memoirs by Tony Blair, Teddy Kennedy, and both Bill and Hillary Read More
“I get these deals because of the client and the book, not because of me. I may facilitate putting the client with the right publishing house and the right editor, I may conduct a negotiation which results in the client getting the best deal available … but ultimately it’s the client and the book that Read More
That didn’t take long. Karl Rove’s first column for Newsweek, titled "How to Beat Hillary (Next) November" (by the way, why the parentheses around "next"?) is now available. The advice doesn’t get too much more specific than "be bold in approach and presentation," but this seems to be one of those hires where Read More
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 Read More
Newsweek has hired Karl Rove as a contributor for the 2008 election. On Tuesday, the magazine announced that it had hired Markos Moulitsas, founder of the liberal blog The Daily Kos, in a similar role.
From the Newsweek press release:
Thursday, November 15, 2007
KARL ROVE TO BECOME NEWSWEEK CONTRIBUTOR
New York Read More