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Complainant Name:
Robert Fletcher, Managing Director of Strategic Book Publishing

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Robert Fletcher, Managing Director of Strategic Book Publishing, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which inaccurately stated that the company had signed a six year-old schoolboy as a new author and commissioned him to write twenty-four books.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal on the online article and the publication of the following correction both online and in print:

Book Deal

Our article about a publishing deal signed by Leo Hunter, six, from Derby, ‘Author Leo wins book deal aged 6' (August 27) incorrectly stated he signed a 23-book contract with Strategic Book Publishing. The US-based firm has asked us to make clear a contract was signed with Leo's mother for one title ‘Me and My Best Friend'. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 21/01/2011



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