Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Publisher Nixes Future Editions of Cosby Bio

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Publisher Nixes Future Editions of Cosby Bio

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NEW YORK - No revisions or future editions are planned for a disparaged Bill Cosby biography, the publisher told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Simon & Schuster vice president and executive director of publicity Cary Goldstein told the AP that no paperback has been scheduled for Mark Whitaker's "Cosby" and that no changes will be made in the e-book or hardcover, which came out last September to positive reviews but was soon heavily criticized for overlooking the many allegations against Cosby, 78, of sexual assault.

Goldstein said there are no plans to pull the book entirely, although that decision seems unlikely to be needed. "Cosby has sold poorly in recent months and the hardcover ranked No. 350,880 on Amazon.com's best-seller list as of late Wednesday afternoon. The only hardcovers available on Amazon were from third-party sellers, while the e-book ranked No. 301,470 on Amazon's list for Kindle purchases.

Earlier Wednesday, Simon & Schuster told the AP that because of "recent events it had pulled blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities from dedicated web pages on Amazon, Barnes & Noble. …

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