Media personality Bonang Matheba’s book 'From A to B' is being recalled by Exclusive Books.
Readers took to social media criticising the book on Matheba’s life, exposing spelling, grammatical and factual errors.
The bookselling chain will remove the book from its shelves, cancel all launches and offer readers a full refund within the next 7 days.
All customers please take note of the following. pic.twitter.com/dFypasaKbx— Exclusive Books (@ExclusiveBooks) August 8, 2017
Exclusive Book’s CEO Benjamin Trisk says it would be immoral for him to continue promoting the book as it currently is.
We sell 125 000 different titles a year. Any book can escape the editor's pen in one or two instances.— Benjamin Trisk, CEO of Exclusive Books
But this was a book that was riddled with grammatical errors and typos of all kinds. It hadn't been properly edited.— Benjamin Trisk, CEO of Exclusive Books
I'm not prepared to sell this particular title in its present guise.— Benjamin Trisk, CEO of Exclusive Books
I think Bonang's followers deserve some respect.. I can't launch and promote a book once a litany of errors has been pointed out to me.— Benjamin Trisk, CEO of Exclusive Books
Trisk says the publishers, Blackbird Books, are rectifying the errors and it would consider stocking the republished version.
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