Monday, August 14, 2006
All credit to MUP’s ever-alert Louise Adler for being the first publisher to contact Chris Masters on the day the ABC announced it wasn’t going to publish his book on Alan Jones. I’m sure he appreciated the 11pm call. But there was a sense that normal order was being restored when Allen & Unwin finally announced they had won the race to sign him up, thereby ensuring that stock of Jonestown will arrive in the same carton as it would have done had the ABC published it (my sympathies, Stuart). Makes you wonder if A&U made a joint bid with distributor ADS to stump up the rumoured $250,000 advance.