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Bookshops wary over new Price memoir
05.10.09 | Catherine Neilan
The Sun is claiming that bookshops may boycott Katie Price's forthcoming memoir, because it will be the fourth in five years.
According to today's issue, a source reportedly from Price's long-term publisher Random House said: "Bookshop managers are really worried. They fear this latest book could do more harm than good for business and are seriously considering shunning it altogether.
"Booksellers do not want to annoy their customers by putting out yet another autobiography from the same person who has already had three printed."
Academic bookseller Blackwell told the paper that branches would not be stocking Jordan's latest effort unless managers specifically requested copies. A spokesman said: "She has done three already. This is not a book we would say to our readers, 'You must buy'."
A spokesperson for Waterstone's added the book would be stocked "if we thought it was the right thing to do... We would give it consideration but I have not heard of any plans to do it yet."
The Sun piece is not clear, though it refers to a book coming before Christmas. The book, Standing Out, is not published until 22nd October and it is not a memoir. The publisher has another volume of autobiography under contract too, but this is not scheduled for publication until 2010.