Tue, 19/05/2009 - 15:19
Fri, 10/10/2008 - 05:56
Gibson Square has finally confirmed that it has postponed the launch of Sherry Jones' Islamic novel The Jewel of Medina, following a fire-bombing of the publisher's office and home two weeks ago.
The Bookseller reported last week that the novel's UK publication was in "suspended animation", and this week...
Wed, 08/10/2008 - 14:16
Sherry Jones, author of the controversial book The Jewel of Medina, has pulled out of this year's Frankfurt Book Fair.
Jones' US publisher Beaufort Books Eric Kampmann said the decision to bring US publication forward nine days from its original date to Monday (6th October) meant that it "made more sense" to...
Fri, 03/10/2008 - 06:08
US publisher Beaufort Books has brought forward the US publication date of the controversial Islamic book The Jewel of Medina so readers can decide for themselves about the book. The edition will now be published on 6th October, nine days before its original publication date of 15th October.
The move came after the offices of UK...
Wed, 01/10/2008 - 07:08
UK bookshops have said they remain committed to stocking The Jewel of Medina if and when it is published in the UK, after an attack on the office and home of the publisher Gibson Square over the weekend.
UK publication of the book has been thrown into doubt after Alan Jessop, m.d. of Gibson Square's external sales agent...
Tue, 30/09/2008 - 12:37
The UK publication of The Jewel of Medina is in "suspended animation" according to Gibson Square's external sales team Compass, following this weekend's attempted attack on publisher Martin Rynja's house. Alan Jessop, m.d. of Compass, this morning (Tuesday 30th September) spoke to Rynja who said he would be taking...
Mon, 29/09/2008 - 15:06
The UK publication of controversial historical novel The Jewel of Medina is unclear today with Gibson Square m.d Martin Rynja still in hiding after this weekend's thwarted attack on his property, which police prevented on suspicion of terrorism. The book is scheduled for publication on 15th October, with the first print-run due...
Mon, 29/09/2008 - 05:14
The Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones has reacted to the news of a fire-bomb at the offices of her UK publisher Gibson Square. Speaking to the US blog site GalleyCat, Jones blamed the extreme reaction on misinformation about the book, with one US academic describing it as "soft porn".
Jones said: "The planting...
Mon, 29/09/2008 - 05:08
Natasha Kern, The Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones' agent, has spoken of her shock following the attack on the house and offices of the UK publisher Gibson Square on Saturday morning. But Kern told the Times that it was too early for her to comment on whether the book should be withdrawn. "That’s up to Martin, and I...
Mon, 29/09/2008 - 05:01
Hardline clerics said that further attacks would be "inevitable" if publication of the novel, The Jewel of Medina, goes ahead as planned next month, reports the Telegraph.
Police moved in to arrest three men moments after a fire broke out at the London home and office of Martin Rynja in the early hours of Saturday.