Prince Harry’s Memoirs Leaked in Spain Ahead of Official Release
‘En la sombra’ (Plaza & Janés), the controversial memoirs of Prince Harry, has gone on sale today in several Spanish bookstores five days before its official launch, scheduled for January 10.
The publisher had stipulated strict measures to keep the content secret until that date to safeguard the success of the autobiography. However, various media and news agencies, such as AFP, ‘The Sun’ or ‘Daily Mail’ have managed to get hold of copies in bookstores in our country and publish numerous images of the book, entitled ‘Spare: In the shadow’ on the market. anglo saxon
A spokesman for the Barcelona-based publisher, belonging to Penguin Random House, told Reuters that “a very clear launch protocol had been established that was communicated to all clients so that the book would not be marketed before that date. . Everything indicates that some clients have breached their commitment to the publisher and have put the book on sale before the agreed date.
Later, the publisher sent a statement: “Given the news that the sale in Spain of Prince Harry’s memoirs, En la sombra, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial wants to clarify that the scheduled publication date is maintained. The publisher established a very clear release protocol and all customers were informed of the ban on marketing the book before January 10. Upon receiving the information that in some case this commitment with the publisher had been breached, we wanted to remind all our clients and the media of the official date”.
This event comes just after the British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ today published a leak of ‘In the Shadow’ , which has already caused a real stir. In one of the most explosive passages, the youngest son of King Carlos III and the missing Diana of Wales details how his brother Guillermo came to physically assault him after a heated discussion that both had around Meghan Markle.
In the United Kingdom, the rigorous rules for no bookstore to anticipate its publication have been compared to those established for the launch of the Harry Potter books . Curiously, in 2004 a similar event took place in our country with the fifth installment of the wizard saga created by JK Rowling .
‘The Order of the Phoenix’ was on sale in a Madrid bookstore two days before its launch in Latin America and Spain. The work had already been published in London in June 2003 and had raised great expectations in our country, for which reason even pirated web pages were created, with “free” translations, but they were closed as soon as the publisher learned.
This article is originally published on abc.es