According to the Barnes & Noble website, Michael Vick’s upcoming book signing events at 3 of the bookseller’s stores have been cancelled by the book’s publisher.
Animal lovers began an online petition late last week demanding Barnes & Noble cancel Vick’s in-store appearances. The bookseller’s Facebook page quickly filled up with comments from customers angry that B&N was hosting an event with a convicted animal abuser and killer.
Protestors got their way, but if the B&N website is to be believed, it is Worthy Publishing, the publisher of Vick’s book Finally Free: An Autobiography, that cancelled the events. Whether the cancellations were a reaction to customer protests remains unclear. Neither Barnes & Noble nor Worthy Publishing have commented the issue. We’ve reached out to both companies, but have yet to hear back.
Previously on FishbowLA: Michael Vick Book Signings Spark Barnes & Noble Boycott