The Penguin Press announces the title of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's forthcoming book on the 2012 presidential election.

 The Penguin Press announces the title of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's
             forthcoming book on the 2012 presidential election.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Ann Godoff today announced that The
Penguin Press will publish Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's DOUBLE DOWN:
Game Change 2012 in fall 2013. Godoff made the deal with Andrew Wylie at The
Wylie Agency and HBO has optioned the rights to the book. HBO's film "Game
Change," based on the authors' book of the same name about the previous
election, won five Emmy awards earlier this year and was one of the most
viewed original movies in the network's history.

In making this announcement, Godoff said: "John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
re-invented the campaign narrative with GAME CHANGE. Their new book DOUBLE
DOWN will, of course, break news; but, more importantly, it will create the
lasting story of the 2012 race for the presidency."

Upon publication in 2010, GAME CHANGE debuted on the New York Times bestseller
list at #1, where it stayed for seven weeks. The book went on to become an
international bestseller and was widely hailed as the definitive account of
the 2008 campaign.

Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned
Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and
children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and
trademarks, including Berkley Books, Dutton, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New American
Library, Penguin, Philomel, Plume, Puffin, Riverhead Books and Viking, among
others. The Penguin Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media
company.

SOURCE Penguin Group (USA)

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