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If I Did It Reasons by the Publisher

If I Did It will be released by ReganBooks on November 30 and will be featured on FOX TV in two segments featuring Simpson interviewed by Judith Regan. Some booksellers are put off by the book and others are plan to donate any profits to appropriate charities. Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, Calif. will donate profits to the Nicole Brown Foundation. True crime is a popular area of fiction and I can see the interest in it. The royalty and advances are supposedly not going to Simpson who has outstanding civil judgments against him in the amount of $33.5 M. It would be difficult to see how Simpson could get the royalty money as most of that should be snapped up by the judgment lien holders.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Janine
    Nov 18, 2006 @ 23:34:35

    I think it’s in horribly poor taste.

  2. Rosie
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 11:09:30

    This is the most horrifying idea I’ve seen in a long time. Not only is it insensitive and insulting to the families of the victims, but two of those victims are Mr. Simpson’s own children. If Mr. Simpson is not benefitiing financially what’s the point?

  3. Jane
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 11:17:08

    I think the point is that the publisher is profiting, Regan and Harper Collins, but that is only my guess. I read in the NYT article that Regan was doing this as a public service since she was abused herself. I don’t know that I buy that argument. I think it is more profit motivated than any “service” to the public. I may change my mind if she and Harper Collins would donate any profits to a women’s shelter or the Nicole Brown Foundation, like the bookstores.

  4. Julia
    Nov 22, 2006 @ 15:30:22

    I find this disgusting. I feel for the family and friends of the victims and mostly for the children. Even if the money is donated, all of them will suffer a lot.

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