Monday, September 8, 2008

Sloppy seconds or rich rewards?

Beaufort Books will publish The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones, which was orginially scheduled to be published by Ballantine but dropped because of its potential to offend radical Muslims and incite violence (books are still powerful, people). If you remember, Beaufort is the same publisher that picked up If I Did It, the OJ Simpson book that incited turmoil at HarperCollins and cost Judith Reagen her job. The book also sold 100,000 hardcover copies. Not bad, Beaufort (but I am still against that book because it is utterly inane and ridiculous).

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