I notice that the publisher of A Million Little Pieces, while ostensibly sticking by the embattled James Frey, is starting to cover its own ass, as in harrumphing that Frey "represented to us that his version of events was true to his recollections."
Second, ALA has inserted itself into Audible.com's "Don't Read" ad campaign. For the wrong reasons, I think: "trademark violation," which is a bit obnoxious given that the ad is a parody and the ALA is allegedly in the business of protecting intellectual freedom. (It also reminds me of the time Houghton Mifflin was battling the Margaret Mitchell estate for the right to publish The Wind Done Gone, a satiric alternative to Gone With the Wind, while simultaneously suing the band Furious George for copyright infringement on their little monkey.) But I still smell desperation in Audible's defense. "I think people are taking this way too seriously," says Audible's Dave Joseph, which is something I always say just before folding.