First, Craig Murray published his best-selling, “explosive,” memoir, Murder in Samarkand. Then he wrote the prequel to that book. The prequel, The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and Other Conflict I Have Known, was scheduled to be release last August. It didn’t make it, though, because of threatened legal action by someone named in the book. Then his publisher dropped Murray.
So Murray “made the 226-page book available for free on his website and other sites across the internet, as well as self-publishing a number of hard copies which he is selling for £17.99. He says that 15,000 people downloaded the book in the first day.”
His story doesn’t end there, though.
He said he was "expecting and hoping" that if no legal action is taken against him, he will be able to sell the book back to a major publisher, which could then bring out a paperback edition this autumn.What would you have done?