Thu, 18/12/2008 - 06:32
A father yesterday accepted a public apology and donations to charity from Hodder & Stoughton, over a book in which his daughter accused him of "monstrous behaviour" during her childhood.
According to the Scotsman, Tom Sanders had brought High Court libel proceedings against the publisher over the 2007 memoir Mummy's...
Wed, 19/11/2008 - 06:23
"Why so miserable?", asks the Scotsman in a feature about the misery memoirs genre. The article looks at the degree of truth contained in the books, following the news that author Constance Briscoe is facing her mother in court over her bestselling memoir Ugly.
The Times, meanwhile asks,...
Thu, 28/08/2008 - 07:30
The misery memoir market is continuing to flag, with the latest figures from Nielsen BookScan showing an accelerated decline in the genre.
The list of the top 20 titles in the genre in 2008 show numbers down by more than 30% by comparison with the equivalent titles last year, on a full seven months of sales. Volume sales are down 31.2%...