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Canongate vs HarperCollins

By prospect   November 2005

Myths of seduction: Canongate vs HarperCollins

If you want an insight into the seduction habits of publishers, go to amazon.co.uk and check out the latest in dating guides. You’ll see these titles paired together: The Game by Neil Strauss, and The Layguide: The Rules of the Game, by Tony Clink. The two books appear oddly similar, and their pairing seems to be the result of a sleazy trick devised by one publisher to pick up customers from another. It started in May when the small independent publisher, Canongate, managed to outmanoeuvre HarperCollins UK to buy the British rights to the…

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