Rosenthal's Debut List to Include New Books by Bill Maher, Valerie Plame Wilson, Senator George McGovern and Delia Ephron

New York, New York, May 17, 2011…David Rosenthal's 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 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 HBO's "Real Time;" Senator George McGovern's 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.


Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), was launched in November 2010 and will publish an eclectic mix of hardcover fiction and nonfiction titles, reflecting President and Publisher David Rosenthal's wide range of interests, including suspense fiction, popular biography, literary novels, humor, music, and contemporary politics.

The Blue Rider, or in German, "Der Blaue Reiter," was an iconoclastic movement in music and painting now seen as a driving force of modern art. Established in Munich, Germany in 1911, The Blue Rider was a loose association of painters determined to promote individual expression and break free of any conventional artistic restraints. 


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 Viking, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.



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