Jonah Lehrer's Book with Fake Quotes Recalled by UK, US Publishers

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As we wrote earlier this week, Jonah Lehrer’s book Imagine was revealed to include fake quotes attributed to Bob Dylan. Now, his book publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt “is running digital ads” recalling the book, Media Bistro’s Fishbowl NY reported.

The ad’s text explains the publisher wants sellers “to return unsold inventory to the publisher for full credit.”

The Guardian added that Imagine‘s UK publisher Canon also yanked the book from shelves.  The publisher issued a statement that it “has decided, with immediate effect, to take the ebook and audiobook of Imagine off sale and halt shipment of physical copies,” according to the Guardian.

Canongate is the UK publisher that published Julian Assange’s “unauthorised autobiography” without Assange’s consent last year, as we wrote at the time.

Hat Tip: Media Bistro’s Morning Newsletter

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Jonah Lehrer’s Book with Fake Quotes Recalled by UK, US Publishers

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