Benedict Cumberbatch

Three announcements made by three publishing businesses over the past week show how companies that have been at the coalface of traditional publishing for sometime are looking at remodelling themselves.

First up was Canongate, the independent publisher run by the charismatic and well-connected Jamie Byng, which announced that it was to spin-off its fledging events business Letters Live into a separate company, jointly owned by Canongate and Benedict Cumberbatch's production business SunnyMarch.

Oh, for crying out loud. The London season 3 premiere event of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, was emceed by feminist writer Caitlin Moran. And for God only knows what reason, during this event she thought it would be hilarious to have Benedict and Martin read aloud from a “slash” (homoerotic) Sherlock fanfic. [...]

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