Whispers And Warnings For October 9th

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Madeleine McCann’s parents’ pain at losing her was ‘multiplied 100 times’ by police chief’s book
“Speaking at the libel trial of former police chief Goncalo Amaral, Mrs Cameron (Gerry McCann’s sister) said the publication of his book in 2008 and a TV documentary based on it the following year caused the family to be ‘vilified’ and ‘demonised’.”

Stephen Baldwin Gets Book He Didn’t Write Thrown at Him in Publishing Lawsuit
“Stephen Baldwin has allegedly violated the First Commandment of publishing: Thou shalt not pocket your book advance without eventually ponying up a draft.” Hatchette wants their $110K advance back!

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s Fast and Furious book
1st Amendment battle over ‘gun-walking’ expose.

Calgary publisher brings legal battle against Canadian Standards Association to Parliament
“In a last ditch escalation of a legal battle that could bankrupt his family business, a Calgary publisher of an electrical manual is taking his fight to Parliament this week…”

Apple, Simon & Schuster appeal price-fix ruling in e-book case
“Apple will continue to fight the allegations that it conspired with some of the largest book publishers to fix e-book prices. Apple notified the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a July district court decision that found Apple violated antitrust laws. In addition, Apple and Simon & Schuster, the CBS-owned book publisher, also notified the appeals court that they want it to toss out an injunction…”

How Ralph Nader became D.C. libraries’ biggest headache (and pissed off a whole neighborhood)
“Ralph Nader, according to his critics, has become the single greatest obstacle to the redevelopment of D.C.’s public libraries.”

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