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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Penguin Yanks Book, Citing Defamation Concerns

Penguin Publishers has removed Norman Lebrecht's new book, Maestros, Masterpieces, and Madness, from sale, because of some passages discussing Naxos' Klaus Heymann. Mr. Heymann objected to the material, which essentially accused him of dishonest dealings. Penguin apologized, and will pay damages and some of Mr. Heymann's legal fees. It will issue a paperback edition next year with revisions. The settlement does not affect the U. S. edition, which appeared under a different name and which was published by a division of Random House. Read more here in a Guardian article. The New York Times has more.

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