Eggers culls book PR after Times row

NEW YORK: Best-selling author Dave Eggers is refusing to give any more interviews to journalists to promote his new paperback release, following a dispute with The New York Times' publishing correspondent, David Kirkpatrick.

NEW YORK: Best-selling author Dave Eggers is refusing to give any more interviews to journalists to promote his new paperback release, following a dispute with The New York Times' publishing correspondent, David Kirkpatrick.

NEW YORK: Best-selling author Dave Eggers is refusing to give any more interviews to journalists to promote his new paperback release, following a dispute with The New York Times' publishing correspondent, David Kirkpatrick.

Eggers has accused Kirkpatrick of publishing off-the-record comments in a February 14 piece about the book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

In an e-mail exchange on Poynter's MediaNews Web site, however, Kirkpatrick said the comments were agreed with Eggers' publicist Russell Perreault.

Publisher Vintage is not commenting on the spat, though Stuart Applebaum, corporate spokesman for parent company Random House, said Eggers had only ever planned a single media interview. Applebaum said promotion of the book would not be damaged by a lack of interviews on the upcoming book tour. 'The book debuted at number one on the New York Times national paperback non-fiction best seller lists,' he said. Journalists may also cover book tour appearances.



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