Why is 'Game Change' sequel taking until next fall to be released?

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The next offering from ‘Game Change‘ authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2012 campaign will be out in Fall 2013, Penguin Press announced on Tuesday.

“Double Down: Game Change 2012″ is a follow-up to the bestseller Heliemann and Halperin wrote about the behind-the-scenes drama of the 2008 presidential campaign.

While looking forward with great anticipation to reading what the Game Change Boys have to say about Election 2012, I am puzzled why it will take until next Fall for the book to be released?

This is the era of the e-book, such as those must-reads from POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush and edited by Jon Meachem which provided near real-time accounts of the race for the White House. Can ‘Double Down’ really offer that much more than that four-part series? And, even if so, won’t most, if not all, of the juicy behind-the-scenes stories like those found in the first “Game Change” be already known?

Here’s hoping Halperin and Helimann can pull off another game changing act of journalism.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.