Sooner Rather Than Later for Madoff Books

The Wall Street Journal notes that three books about Bernie Madoff have been moved to mid-Aug, ahead of their original fall pub. dates.

Moving from Sept. 8 to Aug. 11;

Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff
Erin Arvedlund
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover – (2009-08-11)
ISBN / EAN: 1591842875 / 9781591842873

Also moving to Aug. 11, from October;

Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff
Andrew Kirtzman
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2009-08-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0061870765 / 9780061870767

Moving from Sept. 15 to Aug 11;

Madoff with the Money
Jerry Oppenheimer
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Wiley – (2009-08-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0470504986 / 9780470504987

Explaining the moves, Adrian Zackheim, publisher of the Penguin business imprint Portfolio, said,

Nobody wants to be second, third or fourth…You are either first or you get lost in the pack, or you have to come after all the other titles and have a different take.

However, two Madoff books have already been published,

Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff, The Man Who Swindled the World by Gerald Strober and Deborah Strober (Paperback – Mar 2, 2009)
Madoff: Corruption, Deceit, and the Making of the World’s Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme (Paperback)
by Peter Sander (Author) The Lyons Press; First Paperback Edition edition (March 24, 2009)
  • Catastrophe: The Story of Bernard L. Madoff, The Man Who Swindled the World by Gerald Strober and Deborah Strober (Phoenix Books, Paperback – Mar 2, 2009)
  • Madoff: Corruption, Deceit, and the Making of the World’s Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme by Peter Sander (The Lyons Press; Paperback, March 24, 2009)

Neither one is turning over rapidly in libraries.

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