To Shelves After All: DANGEROUS Gets a Pub Date

In the wake of his lost book deal, the self-styled right-wing “provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos is self-publishing his book Dangerous. It is due out on July 4 as a hardcover and an ebook.

It is listed on Amazon where it instantly became a best seller and is currently at #2. In typical fashion, Yiannopoulos claims it is “the most controversial book of the decade.” The cover is now the banner on his facebook site where over 2 million have liked his page.

Simon and Schuster cancelled the book deal in February when, as the NYT reported, a video was released in which Yiannopoulos “condones sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughs off the seriousness of pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests.” He also lost his position as Senior Editor at Breitbart News in the uproar.

The self-publishing route had been predicted by book insiders according to EW, with one publisher telling the magazine, “with the hoopla around this book that might frighten a traditional publisher, I think if he wants it out, he’ll have to do it himself. He’s a marketing machine, albeit a negative publicity machine. But the question is: Will booksellers carry it?”

That remains an open question. Publishers Weekly reports that it is “unclear if Yiannopoulus has found a distributor to get the print edition of the book into brick and mortar retailers.”

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