US Publisher Moves Forward With Jewel of Medina

Publishers Weekly reports: Plans for the American publication of The Jewel of Medina remain in place and retailer support remains firm, Eric Kampmann, president of Beaufort Books, Medina’s publisher, said yesterday. Over the weekend, the headquarters/residence of Martin Rynja, publisher of Medina’s U.K. house, Gibson Square, suffered some minor damage (see our earlier stories here and here).

Kampmann said the situation in the U.S. and U.K. are different, with the U.K. faced with more radical groups. Kampmann said when he first took on the book following its cancellation by Random House, he did not believe its publication would result in violence in the U.S. He still downplays the possibility of any sort of attack, but given the events in the U.K., said he is now being “super cautious.” He has been in touch with the FBI and New York City police and is considering hiring a security firm to protect Beaufort and Midpoint’s New York offices.

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