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May 16 – May 22, 2011 Edition Penguins New Imprint Named Blue Rider Press New York, NY/Authorlink News/May 17, 2011–David Rosenthals general trade imprint at Penguin Group (USA), launched in November 2010, will be called Blue Rider Press, it was announced today by Mr. Rosenthal, President and Publisher of the imprint. He also announced Blue Rider Press upcoming list of titles, the first of which will be published in Fall 2011.
The imprint will publish an eclectic mix of hardcover fiction and nonfiction titles, reflecting President and Publisher David Rosenthals wide range of interests, including suspense fiction, popular biography, literary novels, humor, music, and contemporary politics. The Blue Rider name historically represents individuality and quality in the arts, said Mr. Rosenthal. And that same intent will be reflected in the eclectic fiction and nonfiction books Blue Rider Press will publish.
Blue Rider Press has acquired books by more than a dozen authors to date. Titles scheduled for Fall 2011 include The New New Rules by Bill Maher, host of HBOs Real Time; Senator George McGoverns political blueprint, What It Means To Be A Democrat; and the bedtime story parody, Goodnight iPad.
Other Blue Rider Press books set for publication in 2012 and beyond include titles by New York Mets star pitcher R.A. Dickey, essayist and comedian Chris Elliott, screenwriter and producer Delia Ephron, former CIA agent turned suspense novelist Valerie Plame Wilson, as well as author and former New York Times op-ed page art director Leanne Shapton. Blue Rider Press will also publish debut novels by J.I. Baker, Stephen Dau, Blade Runner producer/screenwriter Hampton Fancher, and David Mark.