Dear Miss Snark,
You know whereof you speak. Platform prevails. ReganBooks – HarperCollins – stands to make a bundle off an infamous murder because – well – O. J. has a great platform. The entire industry should feel shame.
OJ has noteriety, not platform, and I'm not taking the blame for this one.
If you guys are having hissy fits about this book, here's a clue: DON'T BUY IT. Organize a boycott of stores that carry it. Write letters to the editor about how disgusting it is.
I'll tell you this about Judith Regan: she didn't get her own imprint, her own production company, and a vice presidency at Harper cause she loses money. Noooooo. Judith Regan is very very astute, which means she knows what people will buy.
People can publish any thing they think will sell but if it doesn't sell they will stop publishing it. You can express your outrage in a very concrete way: don't buy the book.