Secrecy measures for Testaments revealed: Printers subjected to airport-style security

Secrecy measures for Testaments revealed: Printers subjected to airport-style security

Margaret Atwood’s eagerly-awaited novel, The Testaments, was greeted with an unprecedented level of scrutiny and anticipation as it officially launched this week. With "ferocious" non-disclosure agreements apparently terrifying Booker judges—who still shortlisted the book—as well as a rash of attempted cyber hacks on Atwood’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was shrouded in secrecy, broken by an Amazon sales breach which saw some US customers receive a copy a week before publication, leading to American news outlets breaking the global press embargo.

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