Another Obama book is racking up the dough for another publisher — even before it’s official release date. PowerHouse Books reportedly has sold all 55 thousand of the first edition of “Yes We Can: Barack Obama’s History-Making Presidential Campaign,” by photographer Scout Tufankjian. The publisher has now ordered up 25 thousand copies of a second printing by the book’s release set for early December.
The book includes more than 200 color photos by Tufankjian, who has a degree in political science from Yale University and has worked for major newspapers and magazines like Essence, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She is the only independent photog to cover the entire Obama presidential campaign from start to finish.
Publishers Weekly says the first edition of the book was largely bankrolled with credit cards from Tufankjian. Clearly, it was a wise investment.