Sometimes, launching a book amid a brewing scandal can drive sales, but the author of a new bio of Joe Paterno is suffering from the backlash against the former Penn State football coach. As fallout from the child sex abuse scandal continues, publisher Simon & Schuster is scaling back a book tour for author Joe Posnanski, according to the New York Times.
Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, told the Times that a recent report outlining the actions of university officials had hurt the upcoming release of "Paterno." “It’s made people angrier at Joe Paterno. And that has made it a more difficult environment to publish a biography about Joe Paterno,” he said in the article.