Monday, September 8, 2008

Don't Believe The Hype
(but by all means, buy it!)

Via the AP: The publisher that took on O.J. Simpson's If I Did It after it was dropped in the face of public outrage has signed up another rejected project: Sherry Jones' The Jewel of Medina, a novel about a wife of the prophet Muhammad that Random House canceled out of concern that it would anger Muslims. "We read the book, we loved it," says Eric Kampmann, owner of Beaufort Books, which managed a hit last year with Simpson's hypothetical confession to murder. Jones' novel should come out by mid-October, Kampmann said.