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

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


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.


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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