Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hanson's not-so-secret publisher

Interesting to read Pauline Hanson being coy about the title and publisher of her autobiography, due for release on 29 March. Hard-working News Limited and AAP journalists were clearly content to leave it a mystery in their coverage of her remarks. A pity, because a simple Google search would have found the full details of the book, including its cover, on the Pan Macmillan website. PanMac's distribution arm MDS are distributing the book on behalf of small independent Melbourne publisher JoJo Publishing, and a lot of booksellers have already placed their orders. JoJo also features the book, poetically entitled Untamed and Unashamed, prominently on its own website. My journalist friends might even like to take advantage of the website's special pre-publication offer for a signed copy of the book. Perhaps Hanson and the media enjoy their merry little dances so much neither wanted facts to get in the way of a good story.

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